Top 5 Landing Spots For QB Kyle Orton

Top Landing Spots For Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton
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After two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, QB Kyle Orton was granted his release from the team. The 31-year-old may be looking to sign with another team that may give him a chance for some playing time, but there may only be a handful of teams out there willing to give him a chance.

Here are the top five landing spots for Kyle Orton:

5. Houston Texans

Tom Savage
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5. Houston Texans

Tom Savage
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The Houston Texans are looking to compete in the AFC South in the 2014 season, but will do so with a group of mediocre quarterbacks and a mid-round rookie in QB Tom Savage. Orton is easily better than anything Houston currently has on its roster and he would prove to be a great mentor for Savage, who is seen as the team's future, although I may not agree with such a statement. This is Orton's only chance of starting.

4. Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford
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4. Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford
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Someone needs to light a fire under Matthew Stafford's rear-end. Stafford is such a talented quarterback, but he tends to get sloppy with his delivery and decision making every now and then. Orton would be a perfect mentor for Stafford. Orton could come in and teach Stafford the ins and outs of making good decisions and taking care of the football. Orton is a classic game manager at the QB position, something Stafford should try out.

3. Buffalo Bills

EJ Manuel
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3. Buffalo Bills

EJ Manuel
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Buffalo already has its quarterback of the future in place with former first-round pick EJ Manuel, but the team desperately needs a capable back-up quarterback. Orton would be the perfect fit in Buffalo as the team's No. 2 QB. He could step in if Manuel were to get injured. Orton would also be a perfect mentor for Manuel to show him the nuances of the quarterback position at the professional level, something Manuel has not received yet.

2. Indianapolis Colts

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2. Indianapolis Colts

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Indianapolis, like the previous two teams, already has its quarterback in place. The only difference is that it is a border-line elite talent entering his third season in the league. Andrew Luck does not necessarily need a mentor, but the team should put an insurance policy into place in case the former No. 1 overall pick gets injured for an extended period of time. Orton would be a capable back-up to step in and keep the team competitive.

1. Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers
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1. Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers
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Remember last season when Green Bay had to struggle without Aaron Rodgers due to injury and the team thrust Scott Tolzien into action? That was a portion of the season to forget for Green Bay fans. Green Bay needs to have a capable back-up in case of another Rodgers injury. Orton would be a perfect fit in Green Bay's offensive scheme and is the smart game manager the team would need to remain competitive in the NFC North.


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