It seems like both the Broncos and the Chiefs are extremely happy with their decision to release and claim Kyle Orton, respectively.
Whether you’re a fan of Orton on the field, you have to be a fan of his behavior off the field.
“Kyle has handled this as well as any player that I’ve ever been around,” John Fox said. “He handled it with class and was a true pro, and I think he deserves an opportunity. I think it was good for both parties and I wish nothing but the best for him.”
The Broncos will get to see Orton live and in person when the Chiefs come to Denver on the first day of the new year. Orton landing with the Chiefs is a move that the Broncos probably considered when releasing the 6-year veteran. With Matt Cassel on the IR, the Chiefs needed any kind of arm that has more experience than Tyler Palko.
“It’s the risk you take in any move you make,” Fox said. “When you’re in that position you have to make tough calls. At the end of the day we feel it’s best for the Broncos and hope it turns out the best for him.”
Yes, so long as it doesn’t turn out the best for him on January 1.