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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

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
137.1 89 1

Plenty at fault for Broncos' QB mess

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
The specter of Tim Tebow hangs over Denver like a fog, writes Ron Borges, who says nobody in the Broncos' organization believes Tebow is the answer at QB.

Broncos, Orton look like same old selves

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Despite wholesale changes made in the offseason, the result was essentially the same for Denver on Monday night.

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Seahawks

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:42 a.m. ET
Kyle Orton led Denver back from a shaky start with two touchdown drives and the Broncos' defense throttled Tarvaris Jackson in a 23-20 win over Seattle on Saturday night.

Del Pilar's Digest: Quarterback sleepers

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Fantasy guru William Del Pilar suggests his fantasy sleepers and undervalued players heading into 2011.

Orton named Broncos starter

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton has been officially announced as the Broncos starting quarterback for Week One. The team opens at home vs. the Raiders on "Monday Night Football" on Sept. 12.

Orton leads Broncos past Bills 24-10

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Kyle Orton, who has rendered the QB drama in Denver a question of who will be his backup, led the Broncos on two touchdown drives in a 24-10 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.

Report: Dolphins sign Moore as backup QB

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
The Dolphins have signed QB Matt Moore to a two-year contract, essentially ending their pursuit of Broncos QB Kyle Orton.

Cardinals would be much better off with Orton than Kolb

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush believes there are at least five better Cardinals QB options than Eagles backup Kevin Kolb, with Denver's Kyle Orton at the top of the list.

Reports: Cardinals interested in QB Orton

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
The Cardinals have had preliminary discussions with the Broncos concerning QB Kyle Orton, according to 3TV Sports in Arizona.

Broncos' QB situation remains in question

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
OLB Von Miller made headlines in Denver after becoming the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NFL draft, but we hear it was another former college superstar who quietly made strides toward a starting job next season.

Vikings doing homework on top QBs

Posted March 20, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Minnesota is going through the process of sorting through the top quarterbacks who will be available — or potentially available — this offseason, including Missouri's Blaine Gabbert.

Fox: Orton is Broncos' starter now

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
Broncos head coach John Fox made at least one revealing statement in talking to the media on Thursday: Kyle Orton is his starting quarterback, and Tim Tebow is the backup.

Broncos unlikely to bring Orton back

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Although he may give Denver its best chance of winning in 2011, QB Kyle Orton is unlikely to return because of the fans' preference for Tim Tebow, according to AFC Whispers.

Could Orton be headed to Arizona?

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 3:46 a.m. ET
It's much too early to call it anything more than a rumor, but one team insider says that Broncos QB Kyle Orton would make perfect sense for the QB-needy Cardinals, according to NFC West Whispers.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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