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Tim Tebow-Kyle Orton-Brady Quinn Competition A Lucky Miss For Rams

With Josh McDaniels safely ensconced in St. Louis, the Denver Broncos have been less and less interested in guaranteeing Tim Tebow, his favorite protege and perhaps the most marketable player in the NFL, a starting position heading into 2011—despite his 2010 numbers, which were about as good as could be expected from Tebow as a rookie. The result is apparently going to be a three-way race between Tebow, deposed starter Kyle Orton, and former top prospect Brady Quinn this offseason—whenever this offseason actually begins. 

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It's not a terrible problem to have; Orton emerged as a solid and occasionally outstanding quarterback under McDaniels, while Quinn still hasn't received an extended audition and Tebow looks better than the pessimists thought he'd be. But I'm glad the Rams managed to avoid a situation like this when it came time to select their quarterback of the future.

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If they'd traded down for Jimmy Clausen instead of drafting Sam Bradford they'd probably be in the same situation the Carolina Panthers find themselves in, with yet another quarterback of the future in the organization and an uncertain situation at the position in 2011. By lucking into Bradford the Rams found themselves as nominal contenders with one of the most secure QB situations in their division less than halfway through his rookie season. 

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Sam Bradford may never sell as many jerseys as Tim Tebow, but that stability looks pretty good from here.

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