So now we’re clear that the Broncos are making quarterback Kyle Orton very available.
Who will be interested?
In Arizona, Orton would make sense as a backup plan if the Cardinals can’t acquire Kevin Kolb. In Miami, Orton may be the first option.
“The first Dolphins call [Tuesday] will be to Denver to survey the cost for Orton,” according to Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
It’s a great fit. The Dolphins need a legitimate alternative to Chad Henne, and Orton fits the bill. His salary looks big for 2011, but it could be negotiated down.
The question is whether Miami is comfortable giving up a mid-round pick for Orton when someone like Vince Young may not cost any draft pick compensation. Hyde makes it sound like Young would be the next option on Miami’s wish list, but their biggest hope is that no one else competes hard for Orton.
If Miami wants to make it happen, we think this a deal they should be able to close.