Here’s a little bit of fantasy football trivia for you on this final Tuesday in February: Name the player who led the league in fantasy points over the last three weeks of the 2010 season.
No, it wasn’t Michael Vick. Arian Foster? Negative. How about Aaron Rodgers? No sir.
The answer is Tim Tebow.
The Florida product scored an unreal 71 fantasy points over that trio of games, topping Josh Freeman (64 points), Vick and Jamaal Charles (58 points each). Based on his high level of production, Tebow has to be considered the favorite to start the Broncos in the 2011 campaign … right?
Not according to NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi.
In fact, it appears the team wants to distance itself from Tebow.
The decision to take Tebow in the first round of last year’s draft was made with former coach Josh McDaniels at the helm, but there’s a new regime in the Mile High City. John Fox has been hired to take over as coach, while Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is now the team’s executive vice president of football operations.
During the week of Super Bowl XLV, Elway said in an interview with NFL Network that “Kyle (Orton) is still the starting quarterback.”
Lombardi mirrored Elway’s comments, telling me earlier today that if he had to pick a quarterback to start for the Broncos, “Orton wins easily.” Lombardi also suggested that Tebow “is a man without much support in Denver.”
Clearly, the Broncos don’t have any intention of putting Tebow in a prominent role in 2011. Lombardi even suggests that the team has a “huge need” at the quarterback position. So if you’re one of those fantasy owners who caught a case of Tebow fever at the end of last season, you might want to jump on another bandwagon.
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