Santa must have Kyle Orton on both his naughty and nice list. First, Orton got his wish and was released by the Broncos, who put him on waivers. Orton saw Jay Cutler’s potentially season ending injury and wanted to be let go so he could go play for the Bears.
Except for that to happen he had to either clear waivers or hope that no team with a higher waiver priority than the Bears would put a claim on him. Well, that part of the equation didn’t happen as the Chiefs came in and claimed Orton.
This makes sense for the Chiefs as they are still in the hunt for the AFC West division crown at 4-6, and yes, that division is terrible, and Tyler Palko reminds people of Shane Falco. It shouldn’t take long for Orton to fall in love with Dwayne Bowe, as he did with Brandon Lloyd. Once Orton takes over the starting job it will make for an interesting homecoming when the Chiefs travel to Denver on New Year’s Day in Week 17, in what could be a game with playoff implications.