Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen sat down and chatted with Waddle and Silvy today. Not a whole lot was discussed, but I did find it interesting that, while he agrees that Chicago got a great QB in Jay Cutler, he is not willing to endorse Kyle Orton yet.
Questioning Cutler’s tools?
“No, no, I think Jay was a very talented quarterback and he’s very early in his career and he has an opportunity to go on and be considered one of the better quarterbacks. So I don’t think there is any doubt in my mind that he has the physical and mental tools to do very well.”
What do you think about what you got in return in Kyle Orton?
“It’s a little early for me to start commenting on stuff like that, so we’ll see. We’re going through some OTAs and you know we’re watching guys throw footballs around. But, we’re a long way away-at least I’m a long way-from making any serious judgment calls on who is going to be good and who isn’t.”
It will definitely be interesting to see how first year head coach Josh McDaniels handles the situation in Denver, and how Pat Bowlen trys to save face in the aftermath of the Cutler nightmare.
If Denver is able to compete in their division, then maybe no harm/no foul. But if McDaniels stinks up the joint, and Orton doesn't get the job done, I wonder how things will develop in Denver.
Is it strange that Bowlen won't endorse Orton at this point? Will Chris Simms really have a shot at winning the starting job?