Broncos executive John Elway doesn’t seem to mind those Kyle Orton trade rumors that are floating around.
Speaking on Sirius XM radio Tuesday, Elway said it is “hard to tell” if both Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton will be on the team’s roster in Week One.
We don’t want to give anything away, but Tebow will be there. That leaves Orton, who Elway says will compete with Tebow and Brady Quinn for playing time in training camp.
Elway pointed out via Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post that the new coaching staff hasn’t even seen the players in action live, so it’s too early to assume anything. His comments make it sound like Orton will be available.
Like everything, Denver’s situation is lockout dependent. Let’s say teams only get 2-3 weeks to prepare for the season. Orton would seemingly have a better chance of sticking around in that scenario.