Kyle Orton at a glance6ft 4in and 225 lbs, age: 28 years.
Owns a 39-to-3 career touchdown-to-interception ratio (13.0) in the red zone for his career that ranks fifth in the league among active players.
Set personal bests in nearly every statistical category with the Broncos in 2009, totaling the most passing yards by a player in his first year with the club in team history with a career-high 3,802 yards that ranked sixth among all players in franchise annals.
Registered 10 games with a passer rating of at least 90.0 with Denver in 2009, tying a club single-season record (T-5th in NFL for the year), while being intercepted on just 2.2 percent (12-of-541) of his passes for the third-lowest rate in team history (6th in NFL for the year).
Opened his Broncos career in 2009 by leading the team to six consecutive wins, which tied for the second-longest streak by a quarterback in his first year with a new team to begin a season since the 1970 NFL merger.
Tim Tebow at a glance6ft 3in and 245lbs, age: 23 years.
Set an NCAA record with a 170.8 career passing efficiency (661-995, 9,285 yds., 88 TDs, 16 INTs) and led the Gators to a 35-6 record as a starter while three times earning first-team All-SEC honors.
Set SEC career records for total offense (12,232 yds.), rushing touchdowns (57) and touchdown responsibility (145) in addition to becoming just the second player in college football history to win consecutive Maxwell Awards (2007-08) as the nation’s best player.
Became the first player in NCAA history to pass and rush for at least 20 touchdowns in a season as the first-ever sophomore winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2007.
Set several state career records, including passing yards (9,940) and touchdowns (159), and was a Parade All-American at Nease High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Selected by the Broncos in the first round (25th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Over the first 11 games of the season Orton has amassed impressive statistics, they are below.
Orton is having a great season so far statistically, though we haven't been able to get many wins. It is interesting to note that Orton has been sacked 29 times through 11 games, Orton was sacked only 29 times all last year.
Tebow over the first 11 games has been used sparingly and mostly in goal line situations. His stats are below:
Tebow has been effective in goal line situations but has not done much else where on the field.
The RecordThe record so far for the Broncos isn't good. They have only won 3 games this year and lost 8 and are pretty much assured not to make the playoffs. That being said is it Tebow time? Time for something new? Lets take I look at some of the reasons for and against the swap.
The reasons for the (Tebow) change:
- Brings a spark (a change of coach sometimes does, why not a QB?
- He is the (meant to be) future
- 3rd downs - against the Rams we were 1-10 (i think) on first downs. With Tebow we know he will do everything to get that first down, even using his legs.
- Tebow needs to get experience in the system, a year in the system did wonders for Orton.
- Tebow needs to take his licks now (experience the game) so he is prepared for next season and doesn't make those rookie mistakes next year.
- We may win more games.
- We need to know if he has something. Or if McD made (another) mistake.
The reasons against:
- Tebow suffers a career injury (or mentally, you know gets sacked to much and never recovers)
- We could lose the rest of the games with Tebow at the helm.
- Orton has been offered a fat (8 mil) contract for next year.
- Orton has been playing well, he has to start winning soon.
- Orton has the locker room and is the guy.
- Orton has the chemistry with the receivers.