Brady Quinn Traded To Denver Broncos, So What Happens To Kyle Orton?

Robert QuinnCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns reaches out to hand the ball off during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Browns defeated the Chiefs 41-34. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Much to the dismay of ESPN Insider, Adam Schefter, FOXSports Insider, Jay Glazer has reported that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn has been traded to the Denver Broncos for Peyton Hillis, a 2010 6th round pick, and a 2011 late round pick.

This is a surprising move that will shock fans in Denver, after a solid season for current starter Kyle Orton.

Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, has not lived up to the hype he received coming out of Notre Dame, and has mightily struggled in Cleveland.

 

What does this mean for the Broncos?

The impending departure of Brandon Marshall, and now the arrival of Brady Quinn, leaves Bronco fans wondering what will come next. Orton passed for 3,802 yards and 21 touchdowns, earning a QB rating of 86.8.

Apparently, that isn't good enough for Josh McDaniels. Brady Quinn now has an opportunity to develop considerably well in the Denver West Coast offensive attack, that has up and coming running back, Knowshon Moreno, and speedy wideout Eddie Royal.

I expect Quinn to come to Colorado with a clean slate, and work hard in the offseason to compete with Orton for the starting job.