MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Before the start of the NFL season, fans in Miami were clamoring for the team to trade for Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton. The Fins resisted the urge and for once, general manager Jeff Ireland may have been right.
Orton is still the starter in Denver, at least for the time being. The Broncos replaced Orton on Sunday against the Chargers with the people’s quarterback, former Florida Gator Tim Tebow.
Tebow immediately sparked the team towards a comeback that put the Broncos in contention against the Chargers. While Tebow’s rally fell short, it was obvious that the team rallied around Tebow and his play-making ability.
That leaves Orton as the odd man out in Denver, with Tebow set to take the reins as the Broncos’ starting quarterback.
The problem for Denver is that once Orton is officially pulled; he will have zero trade value to any team out there.
That means he will likely have to be released by the Broncos if the team decides to move forward with Tebow.
It was a precipitous fall for Orton, who if released, may generate some interest from the Dolphins.
Though, after essentially pricing himself out of range for the Fins; it may be hard for him to convince the Fins to take him on again this season.