KYLE ORTON COULD BE YOUR LATE ROUND LEGEND
By Kevin Ratterree
Yes, I know that pass-happy head coach Josh McDaniels is no longer calling the shots and new Denver Broncos’ head coach John Fox would like to run more, but let’s not get carried away.
Orton has several things working in his favor.
First, the offensive coordinator and much of the playbook from 2010 remain in place. Second, Fox’s commitment to the run game didn’t prevent Jake Delhomme from having relevant fantasy seasons in Carolina. Third, as much as the Broncos want to run, they will be forced to pass.
This is a team that allowed 23 or more points in 14 of 17 games last year. Denver’s defense is not going to drastically improve overnight. Early accounts suggest their run defense will be as bad or worse. Finally, I like Orton’s chances of starting quickly with home games against the Asomugha-less Raiders and woeful Bengals.
He’s not going to lead your club to a championship on his own. But as part of a QB by committee, yeah, Orton is worth a shot.
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