Hey everyone. I'm brand new to MHR and have been having a blast getting caught up on the past few days discussions. It looks like you have some really fantastic members who regularly contribute to this site. I had a question regarding QB rankings that I thought you all could help me out with.
There is a lot of talk floating around about who is going to be the number two QB behind Orton to start the season. I remember hearing a couple of years ago that our third string QB was actually Rod Smith and John Madden drew a Christmas tree surrounded by clouds on my TV screen to explain that if the 3rd string QB enters the game within the first three (?) quarters the first and second string QB are no longer eligible to play. I have a few questions if this is true.
1. I believe the spirit of this rule is to allow you to technically dress 46 players on your roster and not waste one on a position that is highly unlikely to see any playing time. If this is the case, if we were to truly have a 45-man roster, could our 3rd string QB enter the game without disqualifying the first two?
2. Am I correct in assuming that the #3 QB cannot enter the game before the #2 QB?
3. It seems to be the general consensus around Bronco fans this year is to let Tebow watch and learn this season while using his skills in specific goal line or wild horse plays. I believe I read either here or in the Denver Post recently that McD had some specific plays planned out with Tebow's skillset in mind. Here's the real rub. If the Broncos have plays designed specifically for Tebow, does it make any kind of sense to have him as the #3 QB if bringing him in would DQ the first two?
It would seem to my untrained eye that Quinn is a work-in-progress to becoming a Kyle Orton style QB. We all know that Tebow brings with him a much more unique skillset that I would imagine McDaniels would want to have access to on any given down if the situation required it. So here's the big question. If McD really does have plans to use Tebow in certain situations ala Michael Vick style, is this whole QB debate nothing more than smoke and mirrors to keep his opponents and fans guessing? Not saying I don't see the logic in that, but if the rules are clear, then clearly Tebow needs to be #2 on the QB depth chart or re-assigned to a different position... which we all know won't happen.