But I get why they are looking to trade Kyle Orton. They have to find out what they have in Tebow. The previous regime used a first-round pick on Tebow in 2010, so now it's up to John Elway and John Fox to find out what he can do.
The reason why is that is true is because next year's draft is loaded with top quarterback prospects. So find out if Tebow can play or not.
When watching Tebow's starts last season, I saw a raw prospect who doesn't allow plays to develop. He was too antsy in the pocket. He rarely got to the second or third read. He made some nice throws, but they were pre-snap reads.
Yes, he ran well out of the pocket, but NFL quarterbacks don't make their living that way.
As for Orton, Miami and Arizona could be players. The Cardinals, according to a source, have Kevin Kolb at the top of their list -- provided Carson Palmer isn't up to be traded -- but if that deal to acquire him can't be worked out Orton would be the fallback.
"The concern I would have with Orton," the source said. "is that two teams would have given up on him even though he had some productive games for them."
Orton or Tebow? For the now, that's an easy choice.
But it looks like Denver is looking to the future.