The Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams rumored to be interested in Kyle Orton and many — from Chris Mortensen to Jay Glazer to Steve Wyche — have mentioned that the Chiefs are prime targets to consider the former Broncos quarterback who was released yesterday. Add Bill Williamson to the mix of those who believe Orton is intriguing if the Chiefs are still making a run at the AFC West.
“If the 4-6 Chiefs still think they can make a run at the playoffs,” he writes, “they might — particularly given that they have the toughest remaining schedule in the league — be inclined to turn the offense over to Orton rather than stick with the inexperienced Tyler Palko, who made his first NFL start in the Chiefs’ 34-3 loss at New England on Monday night. Starter Matt Cassel is out for the season with a broken hand. Palko’s backup is rookie Ricky Stanzi. … Still, there is no guarantee Kansas City will consider Orton. It could be interested in seeing what Palko — and maybe even Stanzi — can do with Cassel out. Still, if the Chiefs want a veteran, Orton presents an interesting option.”