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Tebow challenging Quinn for backup duty

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By Dan Parr

Kyle Orton's steady play throughout training camp helped him earn a contract extension and put to rest any doubts about his firm hold on the starting job. Orton is comfortable in the Broncos' offense in his second year with the team, and it shows, according to observers, which is more than can be said about Denver's other two quarterbacks, who are both new to the system.

The only competition at the position these days is between Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow, who are battling to be Orton's primary backup. The loser of the competition will be the inactive emergency quarterback on game days, which presents head coach Josh McDaniels with a difficult decision. Tebow may not be as prepared as Quinn to play the conventional quarterback spot, but McDaniels likely wants to use Tebow for at least a few snaps per game in the team's version of the "Wildcat," which may give Tebow an edge to be the No. 2. The thought of having to put Tebow, who could miss Denver's second preseason game because of a rib injury, into a regular-season game if Orton were to get injured could be concerning, though. In addition, Tebow's still working through significant issues with his throwing motion.

 

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