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Have the Broncos Announced a Starting Quarterback?

Have the Broncos announced their starting quarterback? Taking a quick gander down at the fanshot section, I notice a lot of links for "Orton is the starter" and "Orton isn't the starter". Let's just lay some rumors to bed, here. The truth of the matter is, neither of those statements is entirely true. The Broncos haven't announced a week 1 starting quarterback.

Despite what you hear or what's been reported, Kyle Orton hasn't been told anything about his status. Nada.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


The Broncos organization has stated from the very beginning that there will be an open competition at the quarterback position. That competition will not end after 5 days of training camp practices. When John Fox makes a press conference statement tomorrow saying that Kyle Orton is the starter, then sure... we'll go ahead and crown Orton the starter. However, that hasn't happened. 

So, let's put the torches and pitchforks away for a little while. Adam Weber, Brady Quinn, Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow (sorted in alphabetical order by first name, so as to be objective) will compete for the starting job until a clear favorite has emerged and John Fox deems it necessary to press the emergency stop button on the rumor mill. Preseason games and practices will be taken into account and the best quarterback will get the job. The other quarterbacks won't. It's that simple.

Internally, the Broncos organization may have already decided who their quarterback is. There's no way we would know that, however, because nothing has been announced. We'll just have to wait and see.