Where will Kyle Orton land? In a slow news day in the middle of a holiday week, it’s clear that Orton’s recent release by the Denver Broncos is the hot media item of the day along with Urban Meyer’s reported deal that’s not a deal. That said, there are several teams listed as possibilities — from the Bears to the Texans. Yet that list also includes the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN is the latest to weigh in saying that the Chiefs make a plausible destination, citing on Twitter that there are some similarities to the success he had under Josh McDaniels in place in Kansas City. Orton would certainly represent a step up over Tyler Palko and Ricky Stanzi, who has yet to even take a snap in a regular season game. The Chiefs seem to have a very patient approach to bringing Stanzi along.
The ones who would benefit most from the transaction would be the Chiefs receivers who would suddenly have an experienced man under center again and that bodes well for the Chiefs downfield attack with Steve Breaston, Jon Baldwin and Dwayne Bowe. There’s no telling what will happen as close to the vest as the Chiefs like to keep things, but it’s interesting that so many are speaking about the team’s interest.