Orton might be a little rich for the Jets this year. I have to imagine he is looking for money similar to Matt Moore. Doubt you can get Orton for less than 4 million per year.
Note that I want Tebow gone as much as I think anyone else out there. I was depressed for like 2 weeks after they picked him up, and then never really "got over it" until...well....never.
But regarding the "distraction factor" with Tebow, I was thinking about that a while back and I think that's huge and freaking awful on fans. Count the Tebow posts on this site since he came on board. This is a guy who took a couple snaps a game and ran straight forward for 1 yard. Big freaking deal. Yet we talked endlessly about him.
But how bad is it on the team? I guess it's bad on the team on the field hearing Tebow chants by the vocal minority in the crowd? And then I think there were anonymous sources both in Denver and here who said he stunk and was overrated.
So I think he may be distracting to the team, but I think we may be overstating it a little since he is fookin' AWFUL on the fans.
Regarding this thread, man we've now heard Garrard, Brady Quinn, Orton, even Jamarcus Russell briefly. Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue....
I don't think they will cut Orton, but with that said, Orton probably should've been a Jet after he was waived by the Broncos.
Nobody will get you 7 to 9 wins in a season like Kyle Orton. He is the king of mediocrity.
We are striving to be excellent. And that will happen after a brutal 3-13 season and #1 qb in next years draft.
There would be nothing worse for this franchise then to sign kyle orton and eek of 6 or 7 wins this year.
Let's connect the dots here, but as usual with the Jets, it will lead you off a cliff. Orton is better than Sanchez. Orton was beaten out by Tebow in Denver. Tebow is on Jets, but doesn't get chance. Why even bother considering Orton?
he could not win in denver and tebow did with the same team-um no thanks would rather tebow start over orton
In fact, I think he would probably be the best option we could hope for in the short term. Count me in.
Idizk talking to random GM: "I know my new OC just said that Tebow COULD NEVER play in his system, but please still give me a conditional 6th round pick for him."
Random GM "LOL, we will just wait until you cut him"
This is the latest on Tebow. For the record, I'm not arguing that we should or shouldn't keep him. I'm just saying it's not necessarily a foregone conclusion he's gone yet. Will they try to trade him? Probably. Will he be cut? More than likely. I'm just reacting to actual comments not speculation. They could just as easily say nothing, it isn't a requirement to speak publicly although we've become accustomed to that around here the last few years.
New Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg says Tim Tebow will be "taking reps at quarterback."
The suffering season is back upon Jets fans. "The man can play football," Mornhinweg said, in a factually correct statement. "So how do you utilize him will certainly be the key. ... The gut instincts are real important — and he certainly has that." Why Tebow is even still on the Jets roster remains a mystery, but they are going to treat him as a quarterback while he's still there. It's doubtful anyone else will, however, meaning Tebow should be released once all trade options are exhausted. Tebow's NFL future is bleak, but it would be nonexistent if he somehow stayed in New York.