One day after the Denver Broncos released Kyle Orton, the waiver process is in full swing for the rest of the league to pick up the quarterback. It appears that the Kansas City Chiefs are thinking about putting in a waiver claim for him, reports NFL.com's Steve Wyche.
Orton would really just be a six-week rental for the Chiefs, who would pay the remainder of his contract. He would allow the team to sit Tyler Palko and keep rookie Ricky Stanzi in a development role rather than as a backup. Palko did throw three interceptions in his debut as a starter in the NFL, but he was able to throw for over 230 yards. He's certainly not going to win the AFC West for the Chiefs, though.
But then, Orton likely isn't going to do that either. Of course, it's a possibility that Orton could get a breath of fresh air in his career by joining the Chiefs, but I doubt we'll hear head coach Todd Haley proclaim Orton as the guy who gives the team the best chance to win if he gets the quarterback.
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