Monday, May 2, 2011
Where might Kyle Orton land?
By Bill Williamson
Now that the draft is completed, we have a better idea of what teams still need a quarterback and who could potentially be interested in Denver quarterback Kyle Orton. The pool has shrunk considerably as six quarterbacks were taken in the first 36 picks.
Orton -- along with Philadelphia’s Kevin Kolb and Cincinnati’s Carson Palmer -- could all be trade possibilities when the lockout ends.
However, the longer the lockout extends, the higher the odds are that Orton stays in Denver. If second-year quarterback Tim Tebow doesn’t get ample offseason work, the Broncos could be tempted to begin the season with Orton as the starter. Still, because Orton’s contract ends after this season, the Broncos might be swayed to trade him while they can get a decent return for him. Here are a few teams that may be interested in Orton because they didn’t address quarterback in the draft.
Arizona: This could be a good fit.
Buffalo: The Bills will likely stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick
Miami: Orton could paired with Brandon Marshall again.
Seattle: The Seahawks will likely pursue a veteran.
Tenneesse: Despite drafting Jake Locker, the Titans could look for a vet.
Washington: The Redskins may go with John Beck.