Chiefs Claim QB Kyle Orton

The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Broncos QB Kyle Orton on waivers today.

The Broncos released Orton yesterday.

The Chiefs add Orton in the wake of starter Matt Cassel landing on IR with a fractured hand.

The move indicates that the Chiefs still think they have a shot to win the AFC West. They are two games behind the Oakland Raiders with six games to play.

Orton figures to be the starter at some point but exactly when he will see action remains to be seen. It is unlikely he will be ready to go this Sunday against the Steelers. In that case, Tyler Palko will once again get the start.

It was reported that the Chicago Bears, who recently lost QB Jay Cutler for the foreseeable future, would claim Orton if he reached them on the waiver wire. Unfortunately for the Bears, the Chiefs had a higher priority due to their 4-6 record.

Ironically, the first realistic chance for Orton to start for the Chiefs will likely be in December 4th when the Chiefs travel to Chicago to take on the Bears. It seems as though Orton was destined to play in that game one way or the other.

Obviously big news. What do you think, Addicts? Will Orton make a difference for the Chiefs?

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