The NFL trade deadline has come and gone and only Brandon Lloyd was traded by the Denver Broncos. Eddie Royal stayed and so did quarterback Kyle Orton. However, the Broncos apparently would have accepted any offer for Orton. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post (via Ross Tucker), the Broncos were looking for anything, even a conditional seventh-round draft pick for Orton.
No team in the league wanted to give up anything for Kyle Orton, it seems, and now anyone can sign him in the offseason as a free agent. He won't receive anything near the $7-plus millions he makes in base salary this season, but then he could have avoided all of this earlier in the 2011 offseason. Had he been willing to rework his deal in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Broncos would likely have relented on draft pick compensation.
For now, all Orton will do is wait on the sidelines and watch Tim Tebow quarterback the Broncos for the rest of the season.