Kyle Orton is still a member of the Denver Broncos, but there are persistent rumors that he will be a member of the Miami Dolphins by the end of the day Thursday. While it's a mistake for the Broncos to deal Orton, especially with Tim Tebow only having three (mediocre) games under his belt, the Miami front office should be dancing on South Beach if it can pull this deal off.
Miami has been searching for some stability at the quarterback position ever since Dan Marino retired in 1999—Jay Fiedler is probably the closest thing that this franchise has had to a "franchise quarterback" in the years since—and while Orton is not a star, he is a major upgrade over Chad Henne and Tyler Thigpen.
Orton did not get anywhere near the credit that he deserved last year with the Broncos. He threw for over 3,600 yards and 20 touchdowns in just 13 games before getting benched in favor of Tebow.
John Fox, taking over as Broncos head coach, has made it known that the starting job is Tebow's to lose, thus making Orton expendable.
Orton should consider himself lucky to be getting away from Denver, because that franchise is a mess right now. It isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and Miami is one or two good players away from being a playoff contender.
Here are five reasons that Orton will be a perfect fit for the Miami Dolphins if and when they make the trade with Denver.