News just hit the wire (and by “wire” we mean Twitter) that Kyle Orton was released by the Denver Broncos. They didn’t have to do that. With the NFL trade deadline having passed, this is the only way for Orton to land with another team. Kansas City, Houston and Chicago all recently lost their starters to injuries. This move by the Broncos means that Kyle becomes the hottest free agent on the market by far.
Now Orton will have an opportunity to land squarely on his feet. Broncos fans can be proud of their favorite team today. This is an ultra high-class move – even if it is fiscally motivated. Way to go!