QB Report: Carson Palmer, Tim Tebow Lead Pack of New Starters in Week 7

Five teams will be starting new quarterbacks this week.

Here are the more interesting storylines involving those teams.


Oakland Raiders

The 4-2 Raiders lost Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone. He’s out for the season.

Fortunately, they were able to pry Carson Palmer from Bengals owner Mike Brown for a first-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013.

It's a hefty price for the 31-year-old, but the Raiders feel that their time to win is now and that Palmer is the guy to help them win.

Palmer had been absent from the Bengals due to a holdout, so he hasn’t played or practiced since last season.

According to ESPN.com, Palmer is still expected to start on Sunday against the Chiefs.

The Raiders are one game behind the Chargers in the AFC West, and they don’t want to risk a loss by starting backup QB Kyle Boller.

Palmer may be rusty, but he couldn’t have picked a better opponent than the Chiefs to start a comeback. They've allowed the most points per game (30) in the NFL.


Denver Broncos

Broncos fans have been chanting for Tim Tebow since the preseason. 

Kyle Orton isn’t that bad of a starter, but since former head coach Josh McDaniels led the 2009 Broncos to a 6-0 start, the team has gone just 7-24. Orton has been the starting QB for most of that stretch, and it’s clear that the fans want a new face of the franchise.

Who better than Tebow?

When he took the field against the Chargers last week, the whole mood in Denver changed. Aside from the fact that he nearly led Denver to a last-minute victory, Tebow completely electrified the crowd.

Neither John Fox nor executive vice president John Elway figured Tebow into their future plans. They didn’t even draft...

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