Tim Tebow will not be starting the season as QB1 for the Broncos. It will be Kyle Orton, who the team tried to trade but ultimately didn't.
Orton might be the more polished QB right now, but it begs the question of why a rebuilding team wouldn't give reps to the QB they want starring for them 3-5 years from now.
Inevitably, we will see exactly what happened last year: The team will be effectively eliminated from the playoff chase early on, and Tebow will get his chances near the end of the season.
It will be enough to make folks wonder why Elway-Fox-Xanders didn't give Tebow his reps from the very start. You're either committed to rebuilding and a learning curve or not.
Oh, and Merrill Hoge? Pfft.