Despite a report from a certain bespectacled professor that quarterback Kyle Orton was trying to get the word out that he didn’t want the Chiefs to claim him on waivers, Orton’s first comments in recent days indicate that the veteran quarterback doesn’t sound upset about the manner in which the dominoes have fallen.
“Just wanted everybody to hear it from me first,” Orton said via the Gridiron Grunts application. “I am happy to be a part of the Kansas City Chiefs. I got claimed today. I am excited about the last few days and I am looking forward to getting to know my teammates with the Chiefs.”
Per a league source, three teams made a waivers claim for Orton: the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Bears. Orton reportedly asked to be cut by the Broncos so that he could play in Chicago.
The Chiefs now have to figure out whether they’re better off against the Steelers on Sunday night with Tyler Palko or Orton at quarterback.