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Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:23 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL's trading season, per the official 2011 NFL calendar, officially opened at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday. But there are already some names (Kevin Kolb!) on the trading block; go ahead and add Kyle Orton of the Broncos to that list.

That's because the Broncos reportedly put Orton up on the block, per Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Klis writes that Denver will "begin the business" of the NFL's season by putting his name out there and will be "entertaining offers for Orton" per sources.

However, Klis doesn't necessarily mention precisely what the Broncos would want in return -- we've previously heard they think he's worth a second-rounder -- but he does say if they don't get the proper value in return they won't bite.

In other words, despite the fact that Tim Tebow's been organizing workouts with receivers this offseason, and despite the reports that the starting quarterback job is "his to lose," well, he's probably still going to end up competing with Orton up until the start of the year. (And, yes, technically Brady Quinn.)

There's definitely a market for quarterbacks out there, but two things really pop out about the way Denver is handling this situation. One, even in Madden, players aren't thrilled with their front office when they're publicly lobbed on the trade market like a piece of meat. And while I understand Denver is all about transparency and yet hasn't said that they'll trade him, come on -- you don't publicly shop a guy for mediocre value and then expect him to come back and be all smiles and sunshine.

Secondly, everyone realizes this is John Fox coaching this club right? John Elway might be in charge of the player and personnel moves, but if we're talking about a Fox-coached football team, you have to remember that this is going to be a run-first, keep-it-safe offense.

And while Tebow might very well be able to play the role of game manager for Foxy, it would be somewhat surprising to see the coach entrust his first year on the job to someone so young.

That being said, if the Broncos can find someone willing to give up a second-round pick for Orton, Fox may not have a choice.

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Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Seriously dude, you really need to fact check before running your mouth.

Yes, the Bears and Colts played in the 2007 Super Bowl, which takes place AFTER the 2006 season.

In fact, click on your link again and it clearly states that the Bears finished 7-9 and in 3rd place in the NFC North.

Now look again at my link, and you will see that the Bears finshed 13-3 and were NFC Champions.




Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Sports4life,

The season you are referring to where Orton played the majority of the games and Grossman took over in the playoffs was the 2005 season, not the 2006 Super Bowl season. Grossman started all 16 games during the Super Bowl season.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Ya, those are great stats for 2006. But the Bears and Colts played in the 2007 Superbowl.




Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Actually...it wasn't.  Grossman played the majority of the season that year...started all 16 games, actually.  Griese threw for 220 yards and ONE touchdown...hardly a guy that played "the majority of the season".  Way to "have a clue", though.



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

, before you throw someone under the bus as not 'having a clue', maybe you should verify your facts first. It turns out, that it is you that doesn't have a clue....

Brian Griese did not start the majority of the games the year the Bears went to the Super Bowl. As a matter of fact, Rex Grossman started all 16 games that season. Griese 'played' in just 6 games all season, with a total of 32 pass attempts.

Brian Griese's line for the YEAR was 18-32, 220yds, 1TD, 2INT.

Check for yourself here:



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Speaking of "no clue". Brian Griese only threw for 220 yards in 2006 when the Bears went to the Super Bowl. He didn't start any games at all. Rex Grossman was their starter the entire season.

Are you guys Bears fans? Do you need a Vikings Die-hard to help you with your facts?



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

You need to check your information.

Kyle Orton didn't throw a single pass during the 2006 season when the Bears last went to the Super Bowl. Rex Grossman was the main QB while Brian Griese filled in a few times for 220 passing yards.




Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:46 am
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

As a Raiders fan, I absolutely love this Idea.



Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:42 am
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

What makes you think McNabb is worth that? His legs are gone and that is what made him so dangerous in the past. Minnesota is probably the only team interested in another OLD QB? They have had a history of poor trades so you have a chance? Somehow the cap will have something to say with what mediocre QB goes where? Minnesota has none as of today but, that could change when they let Berrian go? So might not be rocket surgery or brain science but it is capology!



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:39 am
 

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

I am a Purdue graduate (I actually went there when Orton played) and currently living in Denver. This situation really pains me. On one hand, I really want Orton to play for the Broncos. I like to watch him play and think he is an excellent game manager. However, he is better than what this team currently has to offer. Not that he is going to go wow anyone or turn a team around but this Broncos team is just terrible. He was able to make Brandon Lloyd the NFL receiving leader. Really? WHO? I really want Orton to go to a team with a chance. I would like to see him in Arizona (Fitzgerald), San Francisco (Crabtree), or Minnesota (Rice). He has NEVER had a top tier receiver and has always produced. Give him one of these explosive receivers and a good running game (see San Fran or Minnesota) and he will be a quality starter. Not that he already wasn't.


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