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Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton - #18 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 11/14/1982
Birthplace Altoona, IA
College Purdue
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 4th round, 5th pick by Bears


Rating Yds TD
137.1 89 1

Fantasy spins: Backup QBs Orton, Carr and Anderson

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The Cowboys, Giants and Panthers have their backup QBs in place, but should fantasy owners even care? William Del Pilar breaks it down. 

Cowboys sign QB Orton

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Needing a veteran backup for Tony Romo, the Cowboys signed QB Kyle Orton on Wednesday to a three-year contract.

Free-agent scouting report: Chiefs QB Kyle Orton

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
QB Kyle Orton has both been a starter and a backup during his NFL career and could be a valuable piece to a contending team.

Enthusiastic Crennel covers all the bases

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Among the coaches and GMs who've spoken at this year's Combine interviews, nobody came off any better than Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.

With Daboll aboard, Cassel looks like Chiefs top QB

Posted Feb. 07, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
There will be an open quarterback job with the Chiefs this offseason, but based on the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Matt Cassel is expected to remain the starter.

Report: Chiefs want competition at QB

Posted Feb. 03, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs want QB Matt Cassel to have some competition in 2012.

Chiefs likely to keep Cassel over Orton

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
According to a team source, the Chiefs are likely to stick with Matt Cassel and part ways with Kyle Orton this offseason.

Crennel intends to start Orton at QB

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs interim head coach Romeo Crennel announced Wednesday that QB Kyle Orton will get the Week 15 start, provided his injured finger heals in time.

Jackson's credibility takes hit in Raiders' locker room

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
When Oakland coach Hue Jackson chose to let Rolando McClain play in Week 13 after his arrest, we hear Jackson's credibility was strained among the team's veterans, according to AFC Whispers.

Later trade deadline would benefit NFL

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Speculation about a possible trade for Kyle Orton would have generated considerable interest two weeks ago, had the trade deadline not passed.

Bears agree to terms with QB McCown

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday that they agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown on a one-year deal.

Orton claimed off waivers by Chiefs

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Needing a quarterback with Matt Cassel hurt and Tyler Palko underperforming in Week 11, the Chiefs claimed former-Bronco Kyle Orton off waivers on Wednesday afternoon.

Broncos release QB Orton

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Broncos waived QB Kyle Orton, who started five games this season before being replaced in the lineup by Tim Tebow.

Tebow to start for Broncos

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Broncos head coach John Fox told his team on Tuesday morning that Tim Tebow will be the starting quarterback in the next game.

Sticking with Orton could cost the Broncos

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
John Fox kept QB Kyle Orton on the field for all of the Broncos' blowout loss at Green Bay, which doesn't help the team in the long run.


Posted March 14, 2012
A person with knowledge of the decisions says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to deals with quarterback Kyle Orton and cornerback Brandon Carr. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced Wednesday's deals.||||||| Orton, who finished last season in Kansas City after being released by Denver, has agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romo's backup. Jon Kitna, Romo's primary backup the last two years, retired after last season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Orton got his revenge in leading the Kansas City Chiefs over the Broncos 7-3 on Sunday. He was 15 of 29 for 180 yards and no turnovers.||||||| Orton had laid low all week but he finally `fessed up after the game that this game had special meaning to him even though it was for pride and payback and not the playoffs. "I can't hide that," he said. "But I congratulate those guys. They're in. I congratulate them and I look forward to next year." Orton could earn the permanent job for KC in 2012.
Posted Dec. 30, 2011
An attorney says a class-action lawsuit naming Orton as a plaintiff was also filed on behalf of around 20 NFL players.||||||| The lawsuit filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court claims bad financial advice from the law firm Chuhak & Tecson cost Orton and the other players millions of dollars related to energy investments.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Orton threw for 300 yards in Saturday's 16-13 OT loss to Oakland.||||||| Orton was 21 for 36 with one TD and two INTs. His season finale is in Denver, where the Broncos unceremoniously dumped him in favor of the sensational Tim Tebow in what shapes up to be a fascinating gridiron encounter.
Posted Dec. 04, 2011
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton.||||||| The Chiefs were forced to turn to Palko after Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury to his throwing hand, and the results so far haven't been good. Palko threw three interceptions in each of his first two starts and committed seven turnovers in all during that stretch. Kansas City claimed Orton, the former Bear, on Nov. 23 after Denver waived him. Chicago and Dallas also put in claims, but the Chiefs got him because they have a worse record.