The good news for the Denver Broncos is that interim coaches are 5-1 this season. After the news that they've fired Josh McDaniels, Broncos fans need to hear optimistic. Unfortunately the optimism stops there. McDaniels made plenty of questionable decisions -- QB Jay Cutler, WR Brandon Marshall and RB Peyton Hillis -- but the future none is bigger than drafting Tim Tebow.
KC Chiefs fans can feel good about the Broncos in the near future. It doesn't appear that they'll be competing for a division title next year.
Tim Tebow was drafted with the 25th overall pick. Drafting a QB in the first round is a commitment of sorts and the plan was for the guy that worked with QB Tom Brady to come in and transform Tebow into a solid NFL QB. Tebow is far from a polished product in the NFL and the plan for him to be mentored by McDaniels is no longer that.
This wouldn't be as big of a deal if it was a first round nose tackle and the Broncos move back to a 4-3. First round nose tackles don't determine the future of your team like first round QBs do. The Broncos really have no direction right now and they're not sure if Tebow is the man.
The Broncos and Chiefs are headed in exact opposite directions. I can't imagine Todd Haley getting fired at this point in the year, regardless of the win/loss record. The McDaniels era likely set Denver back several years.