It's Tebow time!

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow runs for a touchdown against the Jets in Denver, Col., Oct. 17, 2010....

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow runs for a touchdown against the Jets in Denver, Col., Oct. 17, 2010. (JUSTIN EDMONDS/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:45 PM ET

TORONTO - The people’s choice will have his day.

Tim Tebow will start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos when the team returns from its bye week in two weeks.

He’ll do so in Miami where the Broncos will travel for Week 7.

In the meantime, he’ll get two practices this week with the starting offence and another full week before the Miami game.

Ironically, the Dolphins have chosen this game to honour the 2009 University of Florida championship team at halftime. Tebow’s Gators defeated Sam Bradford’s Oklahoma Sooners in that title match.

The folks in Denver have been asking for a quarterback change for the better part of the season, some even going to the extent of getting their message across on a billboard.

Head coach John Fox stuck with Kyle Orton but midway through the third quarter in Sunday’s loss to San Diego, Fox brought in Tebow, who narrowly missed pulling of a comeback win.

His reward is the starting job starting in week 7. With both Orton and No. 3 quarterback Brady Quinn in the final years of their contracts, it’s a good bet Fox goes with Tebow the rest of the season.

LUCK-Y NO. 32

In the Suck for Luck department, the Indianapolis Colts have the early leg up thanks to bye weeks.

The Colts are 0-5 while both Miami and St. Louis sit at 0-4 following their bye.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was in Houston for league meetings on Tuesday and was asked by Yahoo! Sports about the likelihood of taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck should the Colts finish with the worst record in the NFL.

Irsay wasn’t committing himself to the idea 100%, but based on his comments it would appear the Colts are very open to bringing in Luck even with Peyton Manning still in the fold.

“Guys like that come along so rarely,” Irsay said, referring to Manning and the projections for Luck. The Stanford junior is considered a near-lock to be the No. 1 overall pick although having red-shirted he could return to Stanford for one more year. “Even if that means that guy sits for three or four years, you’d certainly think about taking him ... you see what Green Bay did with (Brett) Favre and (Aaron) Rodgers and you’d like to be able to do the same thing.”

This is the same Irsay who three months ago approved a five-year $90-million contract for Manning. Of course that pre-dated the setbacks Manning has had following neck surgery.

TURNING NEW LEAF

Ryan Leaf may have royally messed up his NFL career, but the former Washington State product still has stories to tell.

Three in fact with the release of 596 Switch the first to come down the pipe.

596 Switch is the name of the play Leaf and the Cougars were going to run at the end of the 1998 Rose Bowl until officials ruled he had spiked the ball too late and time had expired.

The book is a behind the scene look at that season with Leaf venturing into the issues of pay-for-play, recruiting violations and race relations within the team.

Leaf’s publisher, Crimson Oak Publishing, is based in Pullman, Wash., with ties to the University. There was no word as to what will be the focus of the remaining two books Leaf is commissioned to write.

The hope is this contract is a lot more successful than his NFL tenures with San Diego and Dallas were.

TITANS NEED TO RUN WITH IT

Mike Munchak and the Tennessee Titans have this weekend off, but like all teams, they are hamstrung by the new collective bargaining agreement in terms of how many times they can actually practise under game conditions — full hitting with pads.

Munchak has already decided he’ll only practise once this week and then get back to the regular routine next week.

But what he does want to see improve before the Titans take the field again is the running game, an area Tennessee currently ranks dead last in.

Running back Chris Johnson is the focus of Munchak’s improvement plan but not the extent of it.

“He needs to play better, we need to block better,” Munchak told the Tennessean. “We all know that. When he is having 50 yards per game, that is not going to cut it. He is a great player and he needs to play great, and right now that’s not happening.”

The upside is Tennessee got to the bye week with a 3-2 record and almost nothing from its running game. Johnson, unless he’s forgotten everything he knows, is a better player than he has showed. Now it’s just a matter of getting it out of him.


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