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Despite the fact that plenty of Kansas City Chiefs fans were desperate for their franchise to keep Kyle Orton after his brief spell with the team this past season, the 29-year-old veteran is now a backup in Dallas.
Orton hit free agency this year, but received no offers to become a starter anywhere. This made little sense considering how well he had done in Denver as the team's starter. Orton was labelled a loser for the Broncos because he stockpiled yards when the team was losing.
Instead, the Broncos wanted Tim Tebow and they got what they wanted. The Broncos offense got worse with Tebow under center, but fans were able to point to their winning record to support Tebow over Orton. Orton's offense in Denver had a lot more consistency over his 33 starts than Tebow's did.
Admittedly, Tebow's style of offense helped the defense play better because of his running, but it was largely coincidental that the defense stepped up at that time.
Orton is definitely not a superstar, but he's in a league with Matt Moore, Mark Sanchez, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Matt Cassel as a potential starter. It's shocking that he didn't even get an opportunity to compete.