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Grading Kyle Orton Four Games In

Kyle Orton and the Broncos stand at 1-3 so far. (Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Because the quarterback is the head of the beast for every NFL team, let’s take a look at the numbers. After all, they don’t lie.

The Broncos’ offense is ranked 22nd overall, and their passing offense is ranked 24th.

Of the 30 quarterbacks who have played in all four games thus far, Kyle Orton is:

-ranked 18th in QB rating (80.9)

-ranked 22nd in passing yards (945)

-ranked 20th in completion percentage (59.9%)

- ranked 6th in touchdowns (8)

-tied for 1st in interceptions (6)

-tied for 7th in fumbles lost (2)

However, perhaps the most important statistic is the Broncos 1-3 record a quarter of the way through the season.

Is Kyle Orton under a lot more pressure than usual to succeed?

“Not in any more pressure than all of us,” John Fox said after practice on Wednesday. “This is a production based business and it’s all about W’s and L’s. It’s not all about one person.”

That is absolutely true. All three of the Broncos losses can’t be pinned on Orton or any other one person. However, a team is a reflection of its quarterback, so a quarter of the way through the season, how would Orton grade himself?

“Not good enough. You’re 1-3, so not good enough,” Orton said. “I’m like a lot of guys on offense. We’ve done some good things, I’ve done some good things. I’ve got to limit my mistakes, limit the turnovers, and help us win.”

If the wins were piling up, the other numbers wouldn’t be such a focal point. With that said, it’s your turn to grade Orton’s performance thus far.

What grade would you give Kyle Orton four games in?

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  • BroncoMike

    Why isn’t F- an option?

  • BroncoMike

    Why isn’t F- an option?

  • stockhus

    F isn’t because we won a game…..

  • stockhus

    F isn’t because we won a game…..

  • D.j. Martinez

    F!!

  • Ric Gonzalez

    D-

  • Bryan Lynch

    C-/we are not a contender with orton, tebow time

  • Glyn Meade

    D, to be fair, but I’d rather say “F” because I can’t stand him.

  • Jacob King

    Playing on an average team on the best days, B. He’s doing what he can with what he’s got. And it’d be Brady Quinn time before Tebow

  • Tony Nguyen

    He’s an average QB …. so gotta be a C. If he doesn’t do his bonehead mistakes like dropping balls or underthrowing wide open receivers then probably a B to B+.

  • Kent Olcer

    Backup QB to Rex Grossman, and he should be the backup to Tebow or Quinn here in Denver. Bench or better yet trade him, so we don’t have to pay his $9 million salary any more. I’d take Jay Cutler back any day!

  • John Ohman

    Orton is not a winner. It’s Tebow Time!

  • D.j. Martinez

    F!!

  • Ric Gonzalez

    D-

  • Bryan Lynch

    C-/we are not a contender with orton, tebow time

  • Glyn Meade

    D, to be fair, but I’d rather say “F” because I can’t stand him.

  • Jacob King

    Playing on an average team on the best days, B. He’s doing what he can with what he’s got. And it’d be Brady Quinn time before Tebow

  • Tony Nguyen

    He’s an average QB …. so gotta be a C. If he doesn’t do his bonehead mistakes like dropping balls or underthrowing wide open receivers then probably a B to B+.

  • Isaiah Kyler

    D-

  • Kent Olcer

    Backup QB to Rex Grossman, and he should be the backup to Tebow or Quinn here in Denver. Bench or better yet trade him, so we don’t have to pay his $9 million salary any more. I’d take Jay Cutler back any day!

  • John Ohman

    Orton is not a winner. It’s Tebow Time!