Kyle Orton Trade Rumors Start With Arizona Cardinals

The NFL lockout is in place which means NFL teams can not talk to players. But does that mean other team's players, too? Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton is being connected to the Arizona Cardinals in trade rumors swirling around the league despite the fact that, as of now, trades (and contact with the player) can not happen.

3TV in Arizona reports that the Cardinals have contacted the Broncos regarding Orton's availability. Orton is entering the final year of his deal after the Broncos gave him a one-year extension prior to the 2010 season. 

The last we heard from the Broncos staff at the NFL Combine, Orton was the starter, so it's unclear what Denver's position is. You also have the QB Tim Tebow factor. As a first round pick, you'd think Tebow's got more of a future in Denver than Orton. 

The Cardinals interest in Orton is being categorized as "Plan B", according to the report, as their first target is Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb

It's becoming clear that, when the NFL lockout is lifted and trades are allowed, Orton will be among the quarterbacks discussed. Considering he won't be as expensive as someone like Kolb (but also not as good) I imagine the Cardinals won't be the only teams inquiring.

Check out Revenge of the Birds to see what Cardinals fans are saying about the trade rumors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.