Posted Fri Jul 29th by Mr.East
As of 2:00 PM Mountain Time, Kyle Orton became $1.5 million dollars richer. With thanks be due to Orton’s roster bonus, his bank account is looking just a little bit better today.
Since trade talks have collapsed between Miami this really looks like the nail in the coffin that keeps Orton in Denver for one more year.
Tim Tebow will have yet another NFL obstacle to clear if he wants to start this year. Orton has the experience, the relationship with the receivers, and the motivation to ensure that the starter job will be his opening day.
Think what you want about Kyle Orton, but he has handled this situation brilliantly. Orton’s confidence and maturity has only lead to him scoring a big payday and being the front runner for the quarterback position.
If Orton does indeed win the starting job, John Fox and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy‘s job will be to devise ways to get Tebow on the field. Tebow is too talented, too paid, and too hard working to simply ride the pine for the year. Now if only John Elway and Brian Xanders will sign a defensive tackle, seeing how there are none.