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Broncos fans point to religion, politics in Elway, Tebow, Orton impasse

Overtly religious backup Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is the fan favorite in Denver these days over laid-back, hybrid-driving, conservation-minded starting quarterback Kyle Orton. And their hardcore Republican boss, Hall of Famer John Elway, will ultimately decide who takes the snaps.

Orton struggled in the home opener against the rival Raiders, prompting fans to chant Tebow’s name and then start raising money for billboards calling for his ascension. The “Tebow thing,” as one Denver Post columnist called it, won’t go away, even if Orton salvages a win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. That’s because no one sees Orton as a Super Bowl quarterback, and that’s the only goal worth chasing in Bronco Nation.

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Tim Tebow

Elway, the vice president of football operations who led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl wins in the 1990s, someday (possibly soon) will have to decide between Orton, picked up in a trade for then-franchise QB Jay Cutler, and first-round draft pick Tebow, who led the University of Florida to back-to-back national championships and is considered one of the greatest college players of all time.

The question, for some fans, is the degree to which politics and religion will play into that decision, or whether both players will simply be judged on their performance in games and practice. Already some ardent Tebow fans say he keeps moving down the depth chart because he wears his religion on his sleeve, asks God to bless reporters and last year participated in a controversial pro-life ad aired during the Super Bowl and paid for by Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family.

Orton, by contrast, has a slow pulse that some fans have labeled apathy. That mellow persona hasn’t inspired his teammates, critics argue, although it may be a perfect fit in Colorado, where his green leanings and low-key mentality is likely in line with a majority of residents.

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Elway made big bucks selling hybrid Toyota Priuses like the one Orton drove when he first came to town, but Elway also cashed in on plenty of V-8, gas-guzzling Tundras and Sequoias. After selling his car dealerships, however, the Broncos boss was considered a serious candidate for U.S. Senate as far back as 2006.

Elway has supported numerous Republicans in Colorado, including Scott McInnis, Pete Coors, Bob Beauprez, Tom Tancredo and George W. Bush, tossing campaign dollars their way like screen passes and lending his famous face and voice to GOP get-out-the-vote efforts with fundraisers, campaign appearances and robo-calls.

In 2008, Elway’s name came up again in connection to the 2010 U.S. Senate race, and in 2009 he starred in a controversial FBI anti-terrorism TV ad partially paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.

Still, nothing Elway does in the political and public policy spotlight will stir anything close to the controversy the Tebow-Orton saga is generating.

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