Tim Tebow continues to get the attention, and the sweet haircut. Brady Quinn gets the fitness magazine covers. Kyle Orton just quietly keeps improving on the football field.
Denver’s scrimmage-like night at Invesco Field became a showcase for Orton to prove how far he’s come in a year. Last year, he threw two picks and was booed at home.
On Saturday night, Orton impressed onlookers with impressive touchdown throws to Jabar Gaffney and Eddie Royal. The performance should “be no surprise to anyone who has
watched the first week of camp and has seen Orton further distance
himself from Quinn and Tebow,” according to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.
“Kyle did some really good things tonight,” coach Josh McDaniels said.
Tebow and Quinn also had their moments, but it’s clear Quinn isn’t truly pushing Orton to start in Week One.
Unfortunately, not all the news in Denver was positive Saturday night. Rookie receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas both left the field with injuries. It’s uncertain how serious the injuries are.