Even the Cheeseheads wanted Tebow
The old football cliche' that the backup quarterback is often the most popular guy in town is supposed to apply to the home team.
But after Sunday's game in Green Bay got out of hand, even Packer fans were chanting Tim Tebow's name, wanting him to replace Kyle Orton for mop-up duty late in the Pack's 49-23 victory, according to the Denver Post.
But there would be no mop-up duty for the former Heisman Trophy winner although he did manage to see action for one play in the Broncos' special "Tebow Package," designed to help boost a sagging running game. HIs only carry resulted in a one-yard loss.
Orton might not have the backing of the fans, but he has the backing of the coaches and players in Denver - at least for now. He completed 22 of 32 passes Sunday for 273 yards and three scores. But that was offset by three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Charles Woodson.
"We need our starting quarterback to get experience for us to improve. That's the idea behind that. You know he needs to get better in our system," Broncos coach John Fox said of leaving Orton in to finish the game.
Seeing the 1-3 Broncos' results thus far, it's hard to argue with that.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com