Kyle Orton Joins The Broncos


As we bid farewell to Jay Cutler, we welcome Kyle Orton to Colorado. Orton was supposed to play for CU in 2000 before going back on his commitment to play for Purdue. Last season, Orton had 18 TDs, 12 INTs, and 2,972 yards in 15 games as a started. Overall, he has a 21-12 record as a starter (Cutler was 17-20 in all games played). Josh McDaniels said this about his new QB:

 “I think you might be underrating Kyle’s ability. I think Kyle has good ability. He’s 21-12 as a starter. To me that’s the most important statistic in football. It represents how he affects his team. This guy has been productive. He does a lot of things well. He’s smart, he’s accurate. He’s a very competitive player, he’s tough and he’s a great teammate, and we’re looking forward to adding him to our roster” (Denver Post).

There are no guarantees that Orton will be starting for the Broncos. He will probably battle it out with Chris Simms and possibly another QB that they could acquire in the draft. Now, with two first round picks, I hope the Broncos stack their defense. I don’t want to see them pick up another QB in the first round. That doesn’t make much sense. Let’s see what McDaniels can do with a guy like Kyle Orton. We already saw what he did with Matt Cassel. Between Orton and Simms, I’m sure we’ll find a descent starter to connect with our talented receiving core.  

For a 26 year old QB, he’s got quite a bit of experience under his belt. He’s received a lot of playing time, and has even been to a Super Bowl. He will be able to relate to some of the younger guys on the team as well. If nothing else, he’ll be a great presence in the locker room. I know, I know. We didn’t trade Cutler to get a great presence in the locker room. But who knows what that locker room would’ve been like had Cutler stayed.

Chime in, Broncos fans. What do you think about the big trade?

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  • http://arrowheadaddict.com Adam

    You guys had to do something, but…I was scared you’d draft Sanchez. Gotta be worried about your QB situation now.

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  • OrangeMusketeer

    Good Luck Kyle and welcome to Broncos Country!

  • Frank from Chicago

    Kyle,
    You will be missed in Chicago. I was a big fan of yours, and wish we could have kept you here. Thanks for everything you did for the team. Good luck on your new team.
    Frank (Chicago Bears Fan)

  • broncos

    i hope everything works out with both sides. i am a bronco fan, and will always be no matter what the roster says..i didnt like the fact that cutler was being traded i hoped to see him stay n for coach Mc daniels to draft some defense needs.. but its over with now if Orton dont work out we kan try to get Mark Sanchez.. but we still need to use draft choices on defense players to help improve our team I hope the broncos will have success in the 2009 season, and i wish Jay Cutler luck