Broncos Waive Kyle Orton: Where He Might End Up and What It Means for Tim Tebow

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Broncos Waive Kyle Orton: Where He Might End Up and What It Means for Tim Tebow
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Kyle Orton (8) has been wearing a hat instead of a helmet on the Broncos' sideline since being replaced as the starter by Tim Tebow in Week 7.

The Denver Broncos released Kyle Orton today following a weekend in which the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans lost their starting quarterbacks, Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub, to season-ending injuries.

The Kansas City Chiefs also placed their starting quarterback, Matt Cassel, on injured reserve Monday.

Since Orton was released after the trade deadline, he is subject to NFL waiver rules, which stipulate that teams have first dibs on the released player based on their record the previous season, with the worst team getting the first option to pick him up.

So, where might Orton end up?

Here are three possible scenarios which seem to make the most sense.

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