The Broncos have a new QB in Brady Quinn, but as of now, Kyle Orton seems to feel that he will still be the starter when the 2010 season kicks off. ”I will keep that private but I do have total confidence that I’m the guy there,’’ Orton said in today’s Denver Post. ”Just like every year I’m going in to try and earn my starting job. I don’t think I have anything to fret.’’
Orton, who probably should get the hint as the team moved RB Peyton Hillis and two picks for Brady, does not seem to feel threatened by the pickup of Quinn, who was a former first-round pick of the Browns. ”We’ve made a lot great moves this offseason and this is another one,’’ Orton said. “”He’s a great player and I’ll be happy to work with him.’’
Orton said he had to talked to Broncos coach Josh McDaniels before the trade for Quinn was executed, and went along with the idea of grabbing him off the Browns scrap heap.
“’Whether you trade for a guy, or draft a guy, or you sign a guy in free agency, all you ask for is a chance for competition,’’ Orton said. “”I’ve been in situations where that wasn’t the case and that’s the most frustrating deal. If you get beat out by a guy you can handle that. If you never have a chance to compete then that’s a whole different story.’’