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.

48 responses to “Broncos would deal Orton to the Raiders

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. “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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

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

    pay anything for anyone…. get haynesworth back!

  8. 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.

  9. “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.

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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”.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. @radrhatr

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

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