Rankings: Orton move could bite Elway, Broncos
So yes, he is acutely aware of the public pummeling that awaits him if Kyle Orton – the former starter the Broncos’ executive vice president nobly set free a few weeks ago – returns to Denver 11 days from now as the Chiefs’ quarterback and squashes his old team’s playoff dreams. Should that scenario play out, Elway knows he will be slammed for having made a gratuitous transaction that ultimately came back to bite his team.
I disagree with Silver. Tim Tebow is too big a phenomenon at this point for his supporters to care what happens to Kyle Orton. Tim Tebow is the answer; Kyle Orton is just another name Tebow gets to ghostwrite in his next autobiography. I'm telling you right now, the Chiefs could run the table with Kyle Orton (it won't happen), beat the Patriots in the conference playoffs, and destroy the Packers in the Super Bowl, and it wouldn't change the feelings of Tebow Nation in the slightest.