Report: Broncos Willing to Trade Kyle Orton to Raiders

With the news of Jason Campbell most likely missing the remainder of the 2011 season after suffering a broken collarbone against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders are in desperate need of acquiring another quarterback. While reports indicated late Sunday the team was showing strong interest in Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, it appears they may have a shot at another quarterback–Kyle Orton of the Denver Broncos.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos are open to trading Orton to their division rivals–as long as they receive what they want in return.

From Klis’ article:

“Although the Raiders are their most-heated rival in the AFC West, the Broncos would be willing to give up Orton in return for a draft pick and relief from the estimated $5 million left on his salary.

Obviously, Denver is re-opening the doors for a possible Orton deal now that Tim Tebow has been named the starter for Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins–not to mention they realize the chances of Orton returning next season may be slim since he’s a free agent in 2012. The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t afraid to make a trade with their NFC East rivals when they sent Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins and it appears the Broncos are willing to take the same risk.

As for the 4-2 Raiders, Orton would be a major upgrade over Kyle Boller or Terrelle Pryor–so they should seriously consider trying to work something out with John Elway and company.

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  • John

    Are you kidding me? Orton an upgrade to Kyle Boller! I consider that a parallel move at best. Carson Palmer is your upgrade. If not Palmer, stick with Boller.

  • larry

    Yahoo, it’s about time. The Raiders will not tolerate his losing ways for long tho. Now Kyle will find out what a great loser he really is!

  • Aim111

    If I were Orton I’d be on the first flight out of Denver, traded or not. Now that the Bronco fans have screamed and threatened and forced the team to start Tebow, Orton’s time there is done. Actually, he never stood a chance in Denver once the Tebow faithful started yammering for him to start..even though everyone and his brother said that Tebow wasn’t ready. Imagine being the starting QB for a team and yet, the fans in your home town hate you, boo you and scream for the 4th string QB to start! Talk about an ego buster. Orton is no Tom Brady but his head has to be screwed up after the treatment he’s gotten from the Denver fans. Enjoy your college QB Denver fans, just remember, great in collge doesn’t equal great in the NFL, if it did, Eric Crouch, Matt Leinart, Eric Smith and Chris Weinke would all have starting jobs in the NFL. You all better hope that passion and drive and the will to win actually over rules talent in the NFL and helps you win games or you all might just be wishing that you’d never run Orton out of town in the first place.

  • Keith

    I agree they need to upgrade the QB if they want to have a chance beating the chargers to make the playoffs. I feel like Carson palmer is the better QB but Orton isnt injury prone and both are still young enough to have plenty of playing time left. I say they get one of these guys then just keep building Maybe sign a Free agent WR or trade for one then build through the draft around the QB. The defense and Run game is already solid add a QB and a solid WR or 2 and they can hang with the chargers.


    Lol, you said stick with Kyle Boller. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. You have to be trolling.