Kyle Orton makes the move east but stays in the AFC West. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kyle Orton Claimed By Chiefs

Kyle Orton wasn’t on the waiver wire for more than 24 hours before he was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos put $2.5 million in their pocket and the Chiefs got a quarterback that could potentially put the 4-6 team back in the playoff hunt.

It was reported that the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys also put a claim in for him, but the Chiefs were higher on the list because of their record.

A few notes about the move:

Willis McGahee takes over Orton’s position as a team captain.

– The Colts really must be in it to “Suck for Luck.”

– The first day of the New Year just got a lot more interesting. The Broncos play the Chiefs at Mile High in what could be a game that decides who goes to the playoffs from the AFC West.

– Orton is in the best position possible. It’s a situation with low expectations, good receivers, and a chance to win a permanent starting job.

– Which will be louder at Mile High? The cheers for Tebow or the “boos” for Orton?

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