The Denver Broncos have named Tim Tebow as the starting quarterback for the team.

The Broncos will make the official announcement at 1:30 p.m. today.



Tebow replaced Orton and energized the Broncos and their fans before coming up short in a 29-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Despite his flawed footwork and trouble handling the snaps from center J.D. Walton, Tebow threw for a touchdown and ran for another in nearly erasing a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit.

Tebow will start his first game against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 23.

Coincidently, Tebow will start in Miami on the inaugural "Gator Day" at Sun Life Stadium, which is celebrating his alma mater, the University of Florida Gators.

As a Gator, Tebow won a Heisman Trophy his sophomore year in 2007 and had a 13-1 season his senior year in 2009. In 2008, he helped the Gators defeat the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Championship Game, 24-14.

Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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