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Kyle Orton has no idea what his future holds

Kyle Orton

Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton sits during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 43-13. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)


The Broncos are expected to turn to Tim Tebow as their franchise quarterback in 2011, and Kyle Orton isn’t sure what to think of that.

Don’t know, to be honest with you,” Orton told Mike Klis of the Denver Post when asked about his future with the team. “Everybody can make choices. I’m happy. I’ve been playing as good as I ever have.”

In addition to not knowing the proper usage of “good” and “well,” Orton seems to have an incorrect view of the way he played before giving way to Tebow at the end of the 2010 season. In reality, Orton wasn’t playing well at all; in his last two games of 2010 Orton had passer ratings of 46.3 and 27.1, by far the two worst games of 2010. It’s not like he ended the season in a blaze of glory.

Orton also said he has had minimal contact with new Broncos coach John Fox.

“I don’t know him,” Orton said of Fox. “I’ve only talked to him once, and that was basically to say hello. But I’ve only heard good things about him, and that’s from players I trust. Nice guy. Players’ guy.”

Orton probably isn’t going to get a chance to get to know Fox. The Broncos seem ready to hand the team to Tebow.