When the next NFL season begins, one of the main story lines that will grab headlines early on is the possible trades of three quarterbacks. The Denver Broncos' Kyle Orton is joined by the Cincinnati Bengals' Carson Palmer and the Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb as the big three quarterbacks on the market.
Orton's story is well known, as all indications are that the Broncos want Tim Tebow to be the starter (but he'll need to compete for it). John Elway and John Fox continue to present a united front in saying every quarterback, including Brady Quinn could be the team's starter. The Eagles have a resurgent Michael Vick, making Kevin Kolb expendable. Carson Palmer is fed up with Cincinnati and a massive change is already taking place there. The Bengals selected WR A.J. Green with the No. 4 overall pick to replace the departing Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens and then picked up TCU QB Andy Dalton in the second round.
Over at SBNation.com, Joel Thorman believes that all three quarterbacks should be traded. Breaking it down, he has Kolb to the Cardinals, something that has been speculated already, and Carson Palmer to the Seahawks, who look to be parting ways with Matt Hasselbeck. As for Orton, Thorman throws darts at the board and stick one with the Miami Dolphins. Chad Pennington? Chad Henne? Tyler Thigpen? Orton would certainly be an upgrade, but Thorman is likely low in his estimate of a third-round pick for what the Broncos would want back.
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