Tip Sheet notes: Tim Tebow Factor
Broncos could face thorny issue of how Tebow is listed on game day
Originally Published: June 18, 2010By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiTeams typically activate only two quarterbacks on game day. How will the Broncos designate rookie Tim Tebow (15) if Brady Quinn (9) and Kyle Orton (8) occupy the top two slots?The recent suggestion by Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels that he likely will have only two quarterbacks active for game day this season garnered a lot of headlines. But since McDaniels used only two active quarterbacks in 2009 -- the since-departed Tom Brandstater was the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback for all 16 games -- it probably shouldn't have been big news, except for this: The Tim Tebow Factor. The suspicion remains that McDaniels will design a special package of plays (a Wildcat set or some other exotic formation that gets the ball into the hands of the former Florida star) for Tebow, or that the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will line up at another position.
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