The wording is interesting. When was the preliminary contact made? Ring says the contact wasn’t necessarily “serious” but the Broncos believe Orton could be a fallback option to Kolb for Arizona if the Cardinals are unable to make a deal with the Eagles.
With all due respect to Ring, we’re used to our Cardinals news coming from different sources. And we’d be cautious looking at trade rumors floated during a time in the lockout when there is less news than ever.
Still, Orton has been somewhat forgotten as a candidate for teams that need a quarterback this offseason.
For teams like the Cardinals, Seahawks, and Titans, Orton would qualify as a significant upgrade and might just be the best quarterback available this offseason. Including Kolb.