There are many folks in Denver and here at MHR that adamantly believe that Tim Tebow should be the starter at quarterback for the Denver Broncos in the upcoming season. There is also a growing sentiment that wishes the current starter Kyle Orton, to simply go away and make room for Tebow to sink or swim. While I don't really agree with those notions, who starts isn't the part of the equation I wanted to discuss. However, before the majority gets their wish, we should explore the parties involved.
The QB's who are or may be available are Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger, Matt Moore, Seneca Wallace, Caleb Hanie (RFA), Drew Stanton, Matt Leinart, Luke McCown, Trent Edwards, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Chad Pennington, Tarvaris Jackson, Jim Sorgi, Bruce Gradkowski, Kyle Boller, Charlie Frye, Billy Volek, Alex Smith, Troy Smith, Matt Hasselbeck, Kerry Collins and Rex Grossman. Out of those 23 players, I would put Carson Palmer at the top. There might be four others worth acquiring as a starter, but that is open to interpretation.
The 49ers, Titans and Vikings each drafted a quarterback over the weekend, but still need an interim starter until the rookies are ready to start. Niners new head coach Jim Harbaugh would like Alex Smith to stay and even though the Tennessee Titans drafted Jake Locker, they are looking for an immediate starter for the next two years. Rumors have the Vikes linked to Donovan McNabb. Others say that Minnesota will throw Rookie Christian Ponder directly into the fray and let him compete with Joe Webb.
I haven't heard any murmurs of a destination for Green Bay's Matt Flynn or Tennessee's Vince Young. Flynn will likely remain with the Packers since the lockout prevented player trading before the Draft last week. Word has it that Tennessee is 100% finished with Vince Young, but will they simply let him go for nothing?
While Kevin Kolb and Carson Palmer have gotten the main share of media interest and speculation, Kyle Orton and Marc Bulger are in the picture too.