GLENDALE AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos runs out onto the field before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12 2010 in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Broncos Reportedly Tell Kyle Orton He Won't Be Traded

Broncos QB Kyle Orton will remain just that -- the Broncos QB. The team reportedly told him he won't be traded and he is the starting QB.

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Kyle Orton Won't Be Traded, Will Start For Broncos, According To Report

Last week at this time there was rampant speculation that the Denver Broncos were talking with the Miami Dolphins regarding a trade for QB Kyle Orton. It appeared a deal was likely to happen, based on reports, but ultimately it didn't go through.

Orton earned a $1.5 million bonus last weekend so the story turned and it was believed Orton would not be traded. According to a report from NFL Network's Michael Lombardi, Orton was told by the Broncos that he will not be traded and he is their starting quarterback.

After the trade talks with the Dolphins ended, it seemed less likely a deal will get done. For the Broncos, this means Orton has the leg up on QB Tim Tebow. There was a school of thought that the Broncos wanted Tebow to start but, going by this report, that's unlikely to happen.

Orton is reportedly earning over $8 million in 2011, which is one of the reasons the Broncos were entertaining trades. Orton has been the primary starter with the Broncos for two consecutive seasons so, for now, that remains the same.

Check out Mile High Report for more updates on the Broncos quarterback situation.


Kyle Orton's Immediate Future Unclear With Trade To Miami Dolphins In Doubt

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post chronicles the latest maneuverings involving Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton and a possible trade to the Miami Dolphins. The problem is that Orton will earn $8.8 million this year and then become a free agent after the season, and free agent starting quarterbacks are very valuable. So he’s in great shape right where he is, particularly given that reports out of Broncos camp indicate that Orton is ahead of Tim Tebow right now. There’s no good reason for Orton to agree to an extension with the Dolphins unless they give him a lot of money.

Gregg Rosenthal of NBC Sports has a good recap of the latest on Orton, and he links to a piece from the Miami Herald that indicates that an Orton-to-Miami deal might still happen, despite Orton’s stance on his contract and the Dolphins’ recent acquisition of Matt Moore. I wouldn’t bet on it, though. We’ll just have to wait and see, but each day Orton remains with the Broncos lessens the chance that he’ll wind up in Miami.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. For more on the Dolphins, check out the Phinsider.


Kyle Orton's Bonus Hits; Trade May Be Unlikely Now

The Miami Dolphins were once believed to be the front-runners for Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton but decided to make another move agreeing to terms with QB Matt Moore.

So who will trade for Orton now? 

Apparently, no one. Andrew Brandt of National Football Post reports that because of a bonus paid to Orton he could be sticking around in Denver.

Kyle Orton's $1.5 million roster bonus activated at 4p et. Broncos unlikely to trade after making that commitment.'s Orton's show in Denver? He was running the first team at Broncos practice this week and it makes you wonder what the Broncos plan is for him. He's set to make over $8 million in 2011 and, with QB Tim Tebow in the fold, we're not quite sure which direction they'll head.

Orton was at one point considered a done deal to be traded somewhere. Apparently, it's no longer such a sure thing.


Miami Dolphins May Be Out Of Running For Kyle Orton Trade

QB Kyle Orton attended the Denver Broncos first practice this week and lined up with the first team looking crisp while dropping back to pass. That sounds all well and good but Orton may not be there long. This according to the latest reports that Orton could be on the trade block.

The Broncos haven't made a move yet but one of the teams reportedly interested in Orton has made a noteworthy move. The Miami Dolphins, linked to Orton, have reportedly signed QB Matt Moore. And, according to the report, that means Orton is off the Dolphins' radar.

If that's the case, we're not sure who will pick Orton up. He reportedly wants to be a starter wherever he goes so that's something to consider. He's due over $8 million in 2011 so whoever picks him up would likely want to re-work his contract as well.

It seems unlikely that the Broncos would keep Orton in Denver with his salary but crazier things have happened. It's a situation to keep an eye on as quarterback jobs around the league are starting to get filled.

Check out Mile High Report for the latest on Orton.


Kyle Orton Trade Rumors: Dolphins, Others Eyeing Broncos QB

NFL trade rumors involving Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton are starting to pick. The Broncos are willing to trade Orton and there are a number of teams interested. According to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, the Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks are among the team's bidding on him.

Apparently, the trade won't be the hard part -- it'll be a new contract. Orton is due $9 million 2011 but wants a long-term deal that will pay him over $6 million per year.

Orton also wants to go to a team where he'll be the clear-cut starter and not a stop-gap.The Vikings already have QB Christian Ponder so I'd think he'd be considered a stop-gap there. Many people expect the Cardinals to eventually acquire QB Kevin Kolb so Orton could be plan B there. The Seahawks reportedly acquired QB Tarvaris Jackson but it's not clear if he'll be the starter.

That leaves the Dolphins who, according to the Sun-Sentinel, have Orton atop their quarterback wish list right now. Kelly writes the Dolphins "appear" to be the front-runner for Orton right now.

Stay tuned. Orton could soon be on the move.


NFL Trade Rumors: Broncos Willing To Trade Kyle Orton

As the NFL trading period opens, the Denver Broncos are willing to field offers for veteran quarterback Kyle Orton, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports.

Orton, 28, was acquired in the 2009 trade that sent Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears.

In 28 starts over the last two seasons, Orton has played well, completing 60.5 percent of 1,039 pass attempts for 7,455 yards with 41 touchdowns and 21 interceptions for a passer rating of 87.2. The Broncos signed Orton to a one-year, $8.379 million extension last October, which along with the return of a salary cap, is a driving force behind the team's willingness to trade the former Purdue standout.

Orton is set to earn $8.879 million in total compensation (base salary plus roster bonus) this season, which is too steep a price to pay a quarterback who could wind up as a backup to 2010 first-round pick Tim Tebow, whose contract includes $7.2 million in compensation (base salary, salary advance, roster bonus) during the 2011 league year. With the Broncos expected to be a ground-and-pound team, $16 million is a lot of money to spend at the quarterback position, especially with several teams in need of a short- or long-term starter at the position may be willing to part with a draft choice.

Teams expected to have varying degrees of interest in acquiring Orton are the Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and Washington Redskins.


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.

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