Why Kyle Orton's One-Year Extension Is Good for Everyone

Seth MeltonCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2010

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 15: Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass during the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Kyle Orton got what he deserved.

Denver brought in Quinn, and Tebowmania followed. I still have high hopes for Tebow, and I hope everyone else is patient with him as well. I've never had a lot of hope for Quinn, but he was brought in to push Orton, Tebow, and be a better back up than Simms. He serves his purpose.

Yet with Quinn and Tebow, Orton went under the radar and delivered. He signed his tender, went about his business, and had an excellent camp. His work showed off quick in the Cincy preseason game.

After a 3,802 yard, 21 TD, and 12 INT season, Orton could be due for a break out year. 4,000+ yards, 25 TD, and 10 INT follow up season is very attainable and the numbers could easily be better. The second year in McDaniels QB friendly system could mean big things for the under appreciated Orton and the Broncos.

Simply put, Orton can win us games, and keep pressure off Tebow to succeed quickly.

Tebow can develop fully before being thrown into the huddle on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers anyone? I'm not saying Tebow will have instant success, but he can develop and we don't have to suffer now or later. Sounds great to me.

On another note, McDaniels is fair. You show up, do your job, be a team player, and you will get what you deserve. Dumvervil was first, now Orton, and I have a good feeling Champ will retire a Bronco. Seems like patience is key with McDaniels. 

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I believe McDaniels came to Denver with a master plan and it is slowly unfolding. I look forward to a solid year for 2010-11 with Orton at the helm.

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