In a move that was received by most analysts as well as a warm shower would be while holding a plugged-in television, the Denver Broncos traded back into the first round and selected the second quarterback to come off the board in the 2010 NFL Draft.
I'll say it again. The second quarterback to come off the board in the 2010 NFL Draft was Florida's Tim Tebow. The guy with the Heisman Trophy and Bible verses on his eye black for every game (sure to be a hit in Colorado Springs). He is also, however, the guy who runs a lot, had a terribly long wind-up and had his accuracy questioned by many scouts.
Some thought Tebow's best potential in the NFL was as a fullback or tight end.
But here he is, the fiery leader of the two-time National Champion Florida Gators, going late in the first round of the draft. To Denver.
Yes, Denver. The same Broncos that traded Jay Cutler to Chicago last year for Kyle Orton and a bounty of picks. The same Broncos that acquired former first round golden boy Brady Quinn from the Cleveland Browns earlier this offseason. Despite coach Josh McDaniels swearing up and down that Orton would be his starting quarterback, the situation under center was as clear as mud.
The Broncos now have a three headed quarterback monster that could be nothing but a headache for McDaniels, who continues to try to shape the team into his ideal. Orton, just as he was in Chicago, has been a solid quarterback who isn't on the cover of any magazines and didn't get ESPN to fall in love with him; clearly, he has the best resume and the worst marketing team (I blame the neckbeard) of the three. Quinn was the hyped superstar-to-be coming out of Notre Dame, and never figured it out in Cleveland.
Have I mentioned that the team's top receiver, Brandon Marshall, and tight end, Tony Scheffler, are both gone?
The only part of the equation in Denver that can be certain is that it won't be long before Tebow makes an appearance on "South Park."
Check out our complete 2010 NFL Draft First Round Recap.