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Tim Tebow Should Expect 'Heavy Dose' Of Playing Time Despite Poor Performance For Denver Broncos

Adam Schefter of ESPN says that Tebow should be given a "heavy dose" of playing time in the near future since they need to let him develop and grow as an NFL player.

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The Denver Broncos already know what they have at quarterback with two of the three players on their roster. Brady Quinn has had plenty of chances in the NFL thus far and Kyle Orton failed to impress with the starting role. Thus, it only makes sense that Tim Tebow be given every chance to succeed or fail in several games since he's the x-factor at this point, despite his poor performance on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Adam Schefter of ESPN says that Tebow should be given a "heavy dose" of playing time in the near future since they need to let him develop and grow as an NFL player. He writes:

I think Denver is going to give the quarterback's supporters exactly what they want -- a heavy dose of Tebow. They'll play him for a little while longer and see if he is as good as the finish in the Miami game -- or as off as the other times he has played. Keep in mind, the Broncos have said Brady Quinn outplayed Tebow in practice. And at some point later this season, they might see what they have in him. But they've given Tebow a chance and so far the results aren't overly encouraging. He needs to play better, prove he is worthy of the chance and try to secure Denver's starting job in the future. It won't be easy and will be one of the biggest challenges of his football career.

Schefter's point is solid that Quinn should earn a chance later in the season if Tebow is simply that bad. However, it's my opinion that Tebow should honestly be given the keys to the 2011 season for better or for worse so they fully know what they have in hand.