For the Denver Broncos, it all comes down to this Sunday’s New Year’s Day game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
If the Broncos win he team instantly secures a playoff berth and AFC West division title for the first time in five years. But many sports fans are looking at it as the the Tebow/Orton Bowl and whether the game will definitively answer whether Tim Tebow is a better quarterback than Kyle Orton.
The debate has been continuous and highly inflammatory amongst fans since the Broncos opened training camp five months ago. No other subject has divided Broncos Nation and the flames haven’t cooled since Tebow took over starting quarterback duties.
And when the Chiefs picked up Orton off of waivers the stage is set for a lot of fodder for local and national press alike.
For example local radio host Mike Evans on Lincoln Sports KKFN 104.3 The Fan received a quick response when he posted this question to his Twitter followers, “@mikeevans1043 Could Kyle Orton ask for a better f-you moment than this Sunday?”
Some were quick to make their point known, “@coreyindenver79 @MikeEvans1043 nope. Wouldn’t you want to do the same? I would,” while @Chris_Hitchcock replied, “@MikeEvans1043 absolutely not which is why all 3 phases of our team better bring there A game”
Most NFL fans have been saturated with Tebowmania on national sports networks like ESPN and depending on whether you’re a fan of the second-year quarterback the coverage is a mixed blessing.
Tebow is made to be a central even in games like the Dec. 26th, Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game.
@rolldogs62 said “ESPN just worked tebow into the mnf football open #WTF its not like there aren’t two good qb’s actually playing tonight”
Love him or hate him here are some Tebow tweets from friend and foes of @TimTebow
@Milehijohn Some of these so called Bronco “fanatics” these days are nothing more than Tebow “fanatics” and need to STFU already.
@BroncosJamie @CasersUF @TimTebow Exactly. Can’t believe I’m hearing @markschlereth criticism of Tebow for not being “real” in press conferences SMH
@realskipbayless This just in: Tebow human! I never said Pro Bowler, just winner. Can’t ask him to play HR Derby vs. ballhawk Bills who picked Brady 4 times!
@Wowonk67 Who is Tim Tebow?
Stay tuned to see if the Tebow/Orton bowl will reach fever pitch later this week.