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Broncos would deal Orton to the Raiders

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The Raiders’ first choice to solve their quarterback problem appears to be Carson Palmer.

If Bengals owner Mike Brown doesn’t budge on his stance to keep Palmer, Oakland has options.  Free agent David Garrard is a possibility.  They could just re-sign Trent Edwards for depth and go with Kyle Boller.

Or they could see what the Broncos want for Kyle Orton. Denver would be open to the move, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

“Although the Raiders are their most-heated rival in the AFC West, the Broncos would be willing to give up Orton in return for a draft pick and relief from the estimated $5 million left on his salary,” Klis wrote.

Orton made it clear Sunday night that he does not want to be traded following the birth of his newborn daughter.  He also wouldn’t seem to be a fit for Oakland’s vertical passing game.  (Then again, neither was Bruce Gradkowski.)

We suspect Orton’s salary will make him almost impossible to move, and that the Raiders wouldn’t be that interested.  The fact that Denver would trade him to a division rival says a lot about how they view Orton.

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  1. edmazeing1 says: Oct 17, 2011 9:58 AM

    Not 4 a first round pick I know that

  2. robdolphins says: Oct 17, 2011 9:59 AM

    Of course they would, it would be easier to beat Raiders that way..I was happy Dolphins did not pull the trigger on a deal for him.

  3. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 17, 2011 10:02 AM

    So Denver had a chance to move Orton in the offseason without paying him anything, then kept him, paid him anyway, used him for five games, and are now willing to trade him to a division rival.

    Elway’s doing about as well as I expected.

  4. max says: Oct 17, 2011 10:02 AM

    Orton > Campbell > Tebow > Boller > Edwards

  5. failcopter says: Oct 17, 2011 10:03 AM

    It’s not about what he wants. Seymour didn’t want to be traded either.

    Then again, trading him despite the kid would be a bit of a douch move.

  6. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:04 AM

    I wanna see what Pryor has in him.

  7. rukiddnme29 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:06 AM

    “He also wouldn’t seem to be a fit for Oakland’s vertical passing game.”
    He was the most accurate QB with passes over 20 yds last least. He’s actually a pretty good deep baller.

  8. swervinmervin says: Oct 17, 2011 10:06 AM

    Orton, Garrard, Palmer, Jake Delhomme, Marc Bulger, Brett Favre.

    These guys are ALL better than Kyle Boller. The Raiders have to make a move here. ANY move. ASAP.

  9. dadsman28 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:07 AM

    Why not have the Vikes trade McNabb for a low round draft pick. He’s better in a vertical game on a team that actually has receivers who could stretch the field. The Vikes don’t have any receivers like that. The Vikes sure don’t need him.

  10. finsfan71 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:07 AM

    Remember all those glowing training camp reports about Orton? Seems like years ago.

  11. parkerfly says: Oct 17, 2011 10:08 AM

    I’m all for not “rewarding” Carson Palmer with a trade, but I think it’s pretty clear he’s not playing for the Bengals again, so why not get something for him?

  12. beltlessbuckler says: Oct 17, 2011 10:14 AM

    Jordan Palmer is available!

  13. gallaghedj311 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    Send a 2nd round pick to Philly for Vince Young.

  14. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Oct 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    How about an order of General Tso chicken for Rex Grossman?

  15. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    No, No, No~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. bspurloc says: Oct 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    oh darn if al davis were still in command the salary would be meaningless….

    pay anything for anyone…. get haynesworth back!

  17. brutus9448 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    denver is trying to suck for luck so anyone with any talent is available for trade

  18. souljalb says: Oct 17, 2011 10:22 AM

    Trade Orton for a 20 pc. nugget meal

  19. joetoronto says: Oct 17, 2011 10:26 AM

    So, a “source” can now be a fellow reporter, wow.

  20. 1captain1 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:27 AM

    Orton is DONE.

    He is Tebow’s backup.

    A draft pick is a terrible thing to waste!

  21. tos420 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:29 AM

    Maybe Oakland should bring JaMarcus back in. Not to play quarterback I mean, but like offensive or defensive lineman. I’m sure he’s bulked up to that size by now.

  22. invaiduh says: Oct 17, 2011 10:31 AM


  23. supashug says: Oct 17, 2011 10:32 AM

    careful Denver

  24. ffjesus says: Oct 17, 2011 10:35 AM

    Jeff George is available and only needs a week to get up to speed on the playbook 😉

  25. bkostela says: Oct 17, 2011 10:37 AM

    “The fact that Denver would trade him to a division rival says a lot about how they view Orton.”

    Fact? More like some garbage reporter from a local paper speculating.

  26. thegreatwhitemidget says: Oct 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    Raiders would be so dumb to trade for orton he doesn’t have the arm to throw the deep ball to their speedy recivers

  27. nflguy007 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:44 AM

    Since he’d be returning to the Raiders; Jeff George thinks he can pick up the offense in about 20 mins.

  28. broncobeta says: Oct 17, 2011 10:47 AM

    Can you say, Trojan Horse?

  29. GG Eden says: Oct 17, 2011 10:48 AM

    The way McNabb refused to be traded to Oakland and chose Washington instead, a couple years ago, which caused instead Jason Campbell to come from Washington, if I were a Raiders staffer I would turn my back on him — not to mention his declining skills.

    Too early to thrust Pryor into the starting line-up, with 10% knowledge of playbook, no chemistry yet with receivers, plus it would severely limit Hue Jackson’s play-calling, having to go vanilla again. Pryor is someone who could be a long-term answer.

    With the 4-2 season currently, and a legitimate shot at playoffs there, we’ll need a pro-bowl type of vet QB. Boller isn’t good enough to take a team to the playoffs etc.

    As unrealistic and contrary to what I said above, it’d be kinda cool to see Lechler doing a Blanda, punting and starting QB, an “only the raiders” thing, old-school style. He’s probably better than Boller.

    There’ll be ideas like Favre, Garrard, Orton, etc.

    Above all, it’s a very interesting conundrum to land on Hue’s lap, given Pryor’s activation, Campbell gone and off-contract next year, Boller being Boller, Palmer being off-limits and Raiders short on draft picks and needing to hold onto next year’s first rounder.

  30. huejackson says: Oct 17, 2011 10:54 AM

    hmm maybe Orton career will sky rocket like Rich Gannons career did when the Chiefs traded him to the Raiders.
    Either way the 3 QBS available are good enough to play a few weeks until Pryor gets ready..
    None of these guys will be a raider more than a year.
    Raiders in REAL football experts Opinions are the favorite to represent the AFC in the superbowl so losing Campbel was huge

  31. psdaleno says: Oct 17, 2011 10:57 AM

    i cant believe im saying this but what about matt leinart? i think hes been humbled enough to start takin things seriously.

  32. Spencer says: Oct 17, 2011 10:58 AM

    I love the NFL and the way things change on a dime. That is all.

  33. ready4doomboom says: Oct 17, 2011 11:11 AM

    If Orton at all has any chance to play and play ok. He would need to go to a dominate Defensive team. When he had a good record with the Bears the D was great. When Denver was 6-0 they were playing great even though they were bad. If any team trades for him shame on them and good for Denver. Plus he needs beasts at WR that can YAC. He has poor arm strenght and can’t hit the small slot’s in stride. Statue in the pocket and minimul leadership skills.

    That saying I would love to face him twice a yr. Go get him Oak.

    Haha Jeffo George and his Mullett and stash would be awesome.. Maybe should call the porn star Jeff Hostetler.

  34. r8rsfan says: Oct 17, 2011 11:20 AM

    IMO there aren’t going to be any trades. Already too few picks for next draft. Sign a FA to hold the clipboard, fast-track Pryor to #2 and roll with Boller. This isn’t a SB team YET so selling the farm isn’t likely. Pryor isn’t Russell – I’ve heard him speak and he can coherently string a sequence of words together. And I don’t see any packs of skittles hanging out of his pants either.

  35. kwgator says: Oct 17, 2011 11:20 AM

    Orton is awesome in practice

  36. radrntn says: Oct 17, 2011 11:37 AM

    a 6th rd pick in 2017

  37. davikes says: Oct 17, 2011 11:41 AM

    The good news is that the Broncos have decided they are all in on collecting draft picks and rebuilding. That’s refreshing, when other teams that need to rebuild sit on the fence and don’t really do it.

  38. mrplow3 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:47 AM

    As long as the compensation is in the range of a bologna sandwich it’s a good move.

  39. general74 says: Oct 17, 2011 11:50 AM

    Bring in Troy Smith so he can finally beat out Boller for a starting job like he tried to do for so long in Baltimore.

  40. anhdazman says: Oct 17, 2011 11:53 AM

    Let me translate,”As horrible as Denver is, they’re willing to let go of Orton, even to their rivals, because they know Orton will self destruct and take the Raiders down with him.”
    Addition by subtraction.

  41. buzzbissinger says: Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM

    Please, not a Donkeys hand me down. Sure I like Orton as a QB, a Broncos QB. If this means Tebow will start, let some other team take the “hit”.

  42. tjv027 says: Oct 17, 2011 12:07 PM

    Orton, Garrard, Palmer, Jake Delhomme, Marc Bulger, Brett Favre.

    These guys are ALL better than Kyle Boller. The Raiders have to make a move here. ANY move. ASAP.

    You sure about that? I don’t watch a lot of Raiders games so I know nothing about your offensive scheme, but there’s a reason that starting quarterbacks aren’t moved at the deadline. It’s tough to waltz in Week 6 and learn the playbook well enough to be effective.

  43. maalea says: Oct 17, 2011 12:18 PM

    Trent Edwards is the play, as a backup.

    Boller has been with Hue since Balt. He knows the system, he has the big arm that can make all the throws.

    Maybe, just maybe he has matured enough that he run this run first offense.

    Who knows Boller may be this generation’s Jim Plunkett.

  44. radrhatr says: Oct 17, 2011 12:27 PM

    “I wanna see what Pryor has in him.”

    If he plays next week, you’ll see Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson in him.

  45. freebird2011 says: Oct 17, 2011 1:16 PM

    I think the Raiders would rather have Randy Orton at QB than solve a financial problem for the Broncos.

  46. danospleasanton says: Oct 17, 2011 1:23 PM

    Somewhere Mike Shanahan is hoping the Broncos and Kyle Orton screw the Raiders one more time.

  47. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:10 PM


    what’s the chiefs record again? win a game against team not named the colts and you will earn the right to talk.

  48. milehigh85 says: Oct 17, 2011 10:17 PM

    Oh man… I wish Oakland was stupid enough to pick up orton. Get him outta my state!

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