Kyle Orton Named Denver Broncos Starting QB: Smart Choice?

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Broncos head coach, Josh McDaniels, firmly reported at today’s NFL annual meeting that Kyle Orton will continue to be their starting QB heading into the upcoming 2010-2011 season. 
Just last week, the team traded  Peyton Hillis, a  sixth round 2011 draft pick, and a conditional 2012 draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for former first round QB, Brady Quinn. 
Immediately after the trade, many began to speculate over the strong possibility that there was going to be a new field general in charge in the Mile High City.
When asked whether Orton would be starting under center next season, McDaniels ultimately shut down any rumors circulating around the topic by releasing this statement: “Yep. No question. He’s earned it.”
Orton started all but one game for the franchise last season, leading them to an 8-8 (.500) record. He posted impressive statistics, highlighted by 3,800 yards passing on 62.1 percent completion. He also thr...

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