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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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Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:18 am

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

As a Dolphins fan, I want no parts of Kyle Orton. He's not an answer beyond a season or two. Since when is throwing for 20 and 21 TDs equal to having a huge year???

He's an average QB in a league where there are few great QBs, so he looks better than he is. His career rating is under 80 and his career Comp % is under 60. Where was he when the Bears won the NFC Title? Riding the bench as the third string QB.

Do not give anything more than a 3rd or 4th rd pick for this guy.  

Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:49 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

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sp; I really like the way you think. Well thought out and threw in the Luck(y) charm. I do believe that Orton is a really good QB, but has been under-rated for a long time. he has NEVER actually had a solid offense to play with. He put up huge numbers in Denver with a mediocre bunch. He was in top 5 of every category up to game 9 or 10, and did it with a horrible team and a beat up backfield.

 But, I just wanted to say that i like the rationale behind your post. It is refreshing to see people who put thought into their posts. I really hate  a lot of the crap on here where people call names like children, and trash everything and everyone with no solution suggestions and absolutely no football thoughts involved at all. Appreciate the post. Hope to read more from you.


Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:37 pm

None of You Orton Bashers Have a Clue

The Denver Broncos are crazy to let Orton go. If you look at his game, he was great for most of the season. The last 2 games he started where he got beat up were not his fault. I watched those games quite closely. There were probably 15 dropped passes in those 2 games. he had no protection, and they couldn't run the ball. The defense was atrocious at best so the offense didn't have a chance.

  Up to game 10 or so, Orton was ranked in the top 5 in every category for QB's. He had 20 TD's, only 5 INT's, and was #1 or #2 all the way through the season in yards, switching off top spot with Rivers. How Orton could be scapegoated for any of last season is baffling. Anyone who thinks Tebow can be a NFL QB is delusional. Yes, I like the guy, and he has a role in the NFL (maybe a slot receiver, or in wildcat type situations), but he is no replacement for Kyle Orton.
  Being a Bronco fan, I was the hardest one for Orton to win over. But, he played tough, he was a leader, he never quit, and no matter how bad the team was, he came out and played hard and performed well. Looking at his numbers, you would never think the Broncos were that bad. I am afraid that they are going in the wrong direction by cutting ties with Orton. he's a winner.

  Now, from a pure business perspective, Orton would not be leaving my team for a lousy 2nd rounder. You have a proven QB who gets no love. Compare him to everyone else in the league; he's money. he will take a team a long way. If he goes to the Cards, with those receivers, they are dangerous and will win the NFC West. He is worth a couple 2nd rounders or a 1st rounder. Mark my words, he will win wherever he goes.

  Denver is making a huge mistake. i will always be a Bronco fan, but I will be a miserable one for a while :)

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:37 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Thank Goodness, Orton needs to pack up and leave town, and take his ugly facial hair with him. Yes he has had a few good seasons STATISTICLY, but come on now, let's not kid ourselves. When it's 3rd and long Orton is not the guy you want handling the ball. He strikes me as the type of guy who would get in a huddle on a 3rd and goal, and tell his guys that it doesnt matter what happens, as long as they have fun and are happy. Plus, your QB is supposed to be the face of the franchise, and Orton has a face that makes me think he owns a panel van with a "Free Candy" sign painted on the side

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:19 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

He is absolutely an upgrade to Henne! This should work out well!

Since: Jun 27, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:45 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Rumor has him going to Miami.....I guess he's an upgrade over Henne.

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:16 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

AHHHH the honeymoon is OVA!  Funny how I have been ridiculing you IDIOT Broncos fans that said at the time oh the trade for Orton for Cutler was the BEST thing EVER!  Well guess what losers your Orton is on the way out directly behind the Great White Hope McDaniels who you all thoughtwas the best too.  Now you are left with an even worse situation with girly Tebow.  Well Cutler sure looks good on the Bears and will HAND it to you in DENVER later in the season.  Orton is the best....HA!

Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:12 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

how many games did he win last year?

Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:49 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

A lot of teams will kick themselves for passing up on Orton. All he does is win. I don't know if he is worth a 2nd round pick but if you are a border line playoff team a player like Orton could make the difference. 

Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:44 pm

Report: Kyle Orton on trading block already

Really?  Because I thought upside was a skillset that a player could attain down the road and I dont see TBLOW ever being a better passer than orton, and Im not saying that orton is anything better than alittle above average.

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