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Broncos Fans React to Picking Quarterback in NFL Draft

As has been previously touched on and speculated by yours truly, the Denver Broncos drafting a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft has become more and more of a realistic possibility.

So much so in fact that today on Serious NFL Radio, it was predicted that the Denver would trade quarterback Tim Tebow to the New England Patriots after the lockout has ended. The general belief is that Head Coach John Fox and Vice President of Football Operations John Elway are looking to hand pick their man, which is why so many have speculated that they'll do just that.

Yahoo! Sports writer Doug Farrarhas the team selecting Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert second overall in the draft. Several other mocks have also come out that have Denver selecting a quarterback in the first three rounds.

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What do the fans think of all this?

"If they don't want him, they should trade him, give him a chance elsewhere. Won't succeed sitting on the bench," said George Murphy over twitter.

@JayDee consented; "Send Tebow packing if it will give Denver more options. Send anybody you have to. I will still bleed Orange and Blue no matter what."

The logic of @BroncosForums was solid; "A lot of Broncos fans, not just Gator fans, have really caught Tebow fever. However, winning trumps a fever any day."

And then there are the Andrew Luck fans... "I dont believe they will get rid of Tebow. But I do believe that in next years draft they will do what they can to get Luck," said @jaydee711.

Of course, there is plenty of support for quarterback Tim Tebow among the fans, @deann16 providing a perfect example. "All I think is could we please give Tebow an actual chance at quarterback before throwing him out?"

In response to our tweet that Fox and Elway will do what they believe is best for the team and if drafting a quarterback will help them win more games so be it, @Bejar15 tweeted: "On the flip side if Tebow succeeds elsewhere and we don't, what then?"

Chiming in on our facebook page, Mandi Pacheco summarized what many Bronco feel when she posted, "We need to focus on the major issues we have, which is defense!"

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It's hard to argue with that. However, Denver holds four of the top seventy picks in the draft so they'll have plenty of other opportunities after their first two picks - in which they may select a quarterback - to stockpile the defense.

In the end, the majority of Bronco fans are supportive of Tim Tebow and opposed to the idea of drafting a quarterback. In a recent poll, over 70% of voters said they were overwhelming opposed to Denver drafting a quarterback while less than 30% answered "If this is what Fox and Elway think is best for the team, I'm behind it."

The Broncos will do what they think is best for the team however, and they won't make decisions based off fan polling. The 2011 NFL Draft is just 23 days away and all fans can do now is wait and see what unfolds. This will get interesting, stick with us for continuous coverage of the draft and offseason (although limited it may be due to the lockout).


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