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Broncos Backup Brady Quinn Criticizes Tim Tebow In GQ Interview

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has had his share of critics throughout the last four months or so, but a new one emerged today: Brady Quinn, the man who served as his backup toward the end of last season.

"Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle [Orton] got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out," Quinn said in the latest issue of GQ. "So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."

Tebow stepped in as the Broncos' starter in Week 7, right after the bye; he proceeded to win seven of his first eight starts before fading at the end of the regular season. Tebowmania was then revived with a dramatic overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs -- the young quarterback through an 80-yard game-winning touchdown to knock out the defending AFC champs.

Quinn wasn't impressed.