NFL Trade Rumors: Is Kyle Orton on the Trading Block?
With Tim Tebow, Orton Brings Good Trade Value To Denver
John Elway may have done his job prior to the draft a little too well. With all the talk about the Broncos drafting a quarterback because neither Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow were seen as the future of the franchise, now there is talk Orton may be on his way out.
The Broncos did not select a quarterback, therefore they now have to make a decision with Orton and Tebow. Tebow showed promise in his handful of starts at the end of last season, but Orton also looked good prior to being injured.
However, the longer the lockout extends, the higher the odds are that Orton stays in Denver. If second-year quarterback Tim Tebow doesn’t get ample offseason work, the Broncos could be tempted to begin the season with Orton as the starter. Still, because Orton’s contract ends after this season, the Broncos might be swayed to trade him while they can get a decent return for him. Here are a few teams that may be interested in Orton because they didn’t address quarterback in the draft.
The Broncos may have tipped their hand while throwing up smokescreens prior to the draft.
If the Broncos did not take a quarterback in the draft, it means they are happy with what they have at the moment.
Currently, the Broncos depth chart reads Orton, Tebow and Brady Quinn. Quinn is a perfectly capable backup, meaning if Orton is traded to bring maximum value back to the Denver organization, you still have two first-round draft picks on your roster.
A third quarterback can be added anywhere, anytime, so this is the least of the Broncos concerns.
What the Broncos are hoping is they get the most out of both quarterbacks and bring a championship to Denver. If that means one of them has to go, then so be it.
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