The NFL Network reported Saturday that Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has named former Bear Kyle Orton the starting quarterback heading into the team’s training camp next month. Orton had been competing with Chris Simms after arriving in Denver following the Jay Cutler trade.
“There’s a lot of difficult aspects about what we ask our quarterback to do in our offense and Kyle has really grasped some of them more quickly than Chris did,” McDaniels said.
McDaniels also went on to say that while Orton is the starter, both quarterbacks should now be in a pressure situation; Orton because he has the job and needs to keep it, and Simms because he doesn’t and wants to take it.
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