Report: Broncos Plan To Keep Tim Tebow As Starter In 2012

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Kyle Orton will enter this weekend's match against his former team, the Denver Broncos, with a chip on his shoulder, according to

Orton was replaced in Denver by second year sensation Tim Tebow after a 1-4 start. Since the decision to go with the younger quarterback, the Broncos released Orton (at his request) and went on a six game win streak that helped catapult Denver into playoff contention.

The decision to start Tebow didn't come without some internal controversy, however. According to, fans in Denver posted a billboard that demanded the Broncos start Tebow. Some within the clubhouse reportedly asked Tebow to help convince the fans to take it down, however Tebow never spoke publicly about the board. Within a few days Tebow was named the teams starter and both the issue and Orton went away.

Earlier this week, Tebow was named a second alternate at the quarterback position for the Pro Bowl. The highlight of Orton's season came when he helped the Chiefs defeat the Green Bay Packers.