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Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

Posted on: May 26, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: May 26, 2011 10:19 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's a big, old group of teams that need veteran quarterback help in the NFL. And, fortunately, there's a big, old group of veteran quarterbacks that are either available or theoretically available via trade or signing.

Denver Broncos starter Kyle Orton is in that group -- we think. (We do think that, right?)

But he might be a little bit different than the rest of the veterans, in that the Broncos are going to demand more than folks might guess.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network reports, that the notion of some team landing Orton for a third- or fourth-round pick is "woefully misguided" and that Orton will command at least a second-rounder (and maybe one that converts to a first-rounder based on production).

Now, if someone comes calling with a pile of mid-round picks, you've got to think the Broncos will consider making a move. Doing so won't guarantee them any wins now but it will help them in the long term and it will put Tim Tebow on the field right away.

That's not necessarily a formula for winning the division in 2011, but it's a pretty good formula for winning back fans who might be perturbed by the lockout situation.

It seems fairly unlikely that Denver will end up moving Orton for that price, though. However, it's been rumored that the Vikings could have Orton on their radar. That makes a lot of sense from the perspective that Minnesota could prep Christian Ponder to take over while still making a run in 2011 with Orton under center. 

But if it's going to require at least a second-round pick to get a deal done, it's hard to imagine the Vikings investing that much that quickly in the quarterback position, especially after drafting Ponder and being prepared to start him.

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Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:00 am
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

Orton is better than Kolb.  Period.  Put a decent team around him and see if he doesnt go for 4000 yards. 



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2011 6:36 am
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

I find it laughable that people talk about a 1st and 2nd for Kevin Kolb and only a 3rd or 4th for Kyle Orton.

If the Cards give a 1st and 2nd for Kolb they are absolute idiots. The last 3 years in a row Orton has been among the league leaders until suffering injuries. If anything hurts his value it's that he seems injury prone. Anybody knocking Orton's value on his skill set simply has not been paying attention.

Last year it was his "Noodle arm" and that he can't throw further than 10 yards. He goes out and leads the NFL in passing over 20 yards and 40 yards. Now the haters change their tune to his 3rd down rating...which was bad. Or it's because Brandon Lloyd is so good and caught all the horrible Orton throws. However the haters never mention the fact that he was almost always in 3rd and long, the defense knew he was gonna pass, the o-line was playing poorly, the run game sucked, and he had no pass catching TEs. All of this greatly hampers a QB on 3rd down. The point is that people are gonna hate the guy no matter what he does.

When healthy Orton is near the tops in the league. The question is if he can ever stay healthy. The Vikings with their roster would be stupid not to offer a 2nd rounder for Orton and would be even more stupid if they signed McNabb instead.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 1:02 am
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

There are some QB-desperate teams out there and they will only get more desperate as time goes by. Let them compete and bid up the price. Orton is much better than what several teams have now, and some team will pay big for him.   



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: May 27, 2011 12:26 am
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

A 2nd round pick is a very reasonable trade for Kyle Orton. He is very under-ratred! People love to drag guys down for anything they can find and this is no different. Orton is a stud so, someone will get a good player for a fair price. Plus, Denver will get a 2nd for Orton and then hand the reins to Tebow. Worst thing that could happen is that Denver finishes last and picks Andrew luck. Best thing that could happen is that Tebow turns into a beast. So what is the harm in letting this process run its course? Not like Denver is going to contend next year, so whats the difference? In fact, what choice do we have? McD picked Tebow and we are on the hook for $ no matter what.

I actually believe that Orton is the type of guy who deserves to start, so if not in Denver...then he deserves a team who could use an all around outstanding player and teammate. He's better than about half the starting qbs in the NFL... mark my words! 



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

He hasnt produced ? Obviously you dont know what you are talking about .  This guy was leading the league in passing last year for quite a while . Your laugh is one of ignorance obviously . 



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

They made their bed now they have to sleep in it.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Broncos think Orton's worth a 2nd-round pick?

Jeez...entering his 6th season....


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