Chants for Tebow have already begun in Denver

The backup quarterback is always the most popular guy in town with the fans.

So imagine the situation Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton finds himself in with his backup being everybody's All-American Tim Tebow.

While Tebow is still very much a work in progress, it only took one loss to the hated Oakland Raiders in the season opener for Broncos fans to begin booing Orton and clamoring for John Fox to bring on Tebow.

Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post even writes that "Orton has lost all credibility with Broncomaniacs." While that might be a little severe, the question of what to do with Tebow isn't going away anytime soon.

While it certainly isn't all the fault of Orton (Josh McDaniels certainly has plenty of culpability), the fact is, he is 11-18 as the Broncos starting quarterback over two-plus seasons.

In the land of the Orange Crush and John Elway, where the Broncos had a two-decades plus run of success and expectations, that type of record isn't going to cut it for very long. Speaking of Elway, the Hall of Fame quarterback is now running the organization as team president. Ultimately, he and Fox have to make some sort of decision regarding Orton's present and Tebow's future in Denver.

If the ship doesn't get righted soon, how long before Fox gives Broncos fans exactly what they asked for on Monday night?

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