If any doubt existed that: (1) Kyle Orton would remain in Denver; and (2) he’ll be the starting quarterback, that doubt can now be erased. Broncos players have voted Orton one of the team’s captains for 2011.
The others, according to the Denver Post, are center J.D. Walton, guard Chris Kuper, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, safety Brian Dawkins, and long snapper Lonie Paxton.
Walton, coincidentally, was a third-round draft pick in 2010. And he started all 16 games as a rookie. And if you had Walton and not Tim Tebow in the “Which 2010 Broncos draft pick will be voted a team captain first?” pool, it’s time to claim your box of taffy.