To complete the trade trifecta over the Denver Broncos bye week, Kyle Orton could be considered in the trade talk. The NFL’s trade deadline is at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Orton joins Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal on the list of Broncos’ trade possiblities. All three men are in the last year of their contracts with Orton set to make $9 million this year.
The Oakland Raiders lost Jason Campbell in week 6 due to a broken collar bone. Orton could certainly be an option there, but the Raiders are also reportedly interested in Carson Palmer.
Before the season started and when the Broncos were shopping Orton, Miami was the lead contender to pick up the 6-year veteran.
The Dolphins are 0-4 before their Monday Night contest against the Jets. One of three winless teams in the NFL, the Dolphins had Chad Henne under center, but he went down with a shoulder injury in week 5. Matt Moore is now the Dolphins starting quarterback.
The Dolphins could theoretically make a push for Orton, but it’s hard for a quarterback to learn a completely new offense right in the middle of the season. However, Orton is very familiar with Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Imagine. Week 7 would feature Tim Tebow’s Broncos against Kyle Orton’s Dolphins in Miami. Just when Orton thought he escaped the Tebow chants, he has to play in the former Gator’s backyard on Gator appreciation day.
In actuality, Orton will probably remain on the Broncos bench for the rest of the 2011 season. Then he will pack his bags for his third NFL team.