Former Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton Claimed By Chiefs
The Washington Post reports that the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton off waivers.
Orton, who was waived by the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, will be in Kansas City by Thursday, and isn’t expected to start.
This means that incumbent Tyler Palko will likely make his second consecutive start for the Chiefs against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The Chiefs are responsible for 2.5 million dollars that is currently owed to Orton from his former contract with Denver. He will be a free agent after the 2011 season.
Kyle Orton was excellent in 2010 for fantasy football, and wasn’t performing terribly in 2011 before being benched for Tim Tebow in Week 5.
He has performed as a QB2 for the first four games, but goes into a solid situation in Kansas City that involves receivers such as Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston, and Jonathan Baldwin.
He’s worth an add if you’re desperate for a quarterback, but don’t expect him to post big numbers, and it’s not even guaranteed that he will start.
Tyler Palko will likely struggle on Sunday, however, most likely giving the Chiefs no other option.