Kyle Orton: The Denver Broncos Need to Stop Wasting Time and Trade Him

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 29, 2011

ENGLEWOOD, CO - JULY 28:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos takes the field under the scutiny of the media for the first session of training camp at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre at Dove Valley on July 28, 2011 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos are wasting Kyle Orton's time and they're wasting their own time. It obvious that they want to trade and Orton and start Tim Tebow, so why the hold up?

There's no reason for Orton to practice with the team, nonetheless as the first-team quarterback. When the Broncos drafted Tebow, the reasoning was clear: They wanted Tebow to be their quarterback of the future.

However, Tebow's time is right now. 

Even if Tebow doesn't win you games, he'll fill your seats. Tebow had the best-selling jersey in the offseason after playing only a few games!

We all know Tebow's potential. He was flat-out amazing in Florida, winning two BCS championships, two Maxwell Awards and a Heisman Trophy. 

But as we all know, success in college doesn't also translate to success in the NFL.

So let's take a look at Tebow's stats: five touchdowns, three interceptions, 654 passing yards, 227 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. 

For a backup rookie quarterback that had to share time with a six-year starting quarterback, that's not too shabby.

Kyle Orton is a good quarterback. He has 71 touchdowns and 49 interceptions in his career, but the Broncos have their quarterback in Tebow.

Orton only signed a one-year contract extension after being traded to the Broncos from the Bears, and it's time for him to go. 

The Broncos need to focus and work out a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

Tebow may not have the prettiest form and he doesn't have as much experience in the NFL as Orton, but he's their guy.

Plain and simple.