John Fox maintained Thursday afternoon that the Broncos will have a "wide-open competition" at quarterback, but admitted, for the first time publicly, that "deep down, I have an idea" who will be No. 1 when the season starts.
The coach is not telling me or you who it is.
"I prefer a gamer to a good practice player. . . . I want someone who will execute under pressure in a game, " Fox said.
The most likely scenario we see is Kyle Orton being shipped out of town and Tim Tebow starting for the Broncos. However, John Fox has been known in the past for his love of veterans and a conservative style. While we expect Tebow to be the guy, we would not at all be surprised to see Fox go in a more conservative direction with Kyle Orton. Orton did post solid numbers last season before injuries slowed his campaign.