Roundup: Orton managing just fine in Denver

Can you believe they’re using the “f” word in Denver to describe their new quarterback, Kyle Orton?

Let that settle in for a second: Kyle Orton, a franchise quarterback.

By and large, Broncos fans were angered when first-year coach Josh McDaniels drove gunslinging QB Jay Cutler to the point that he wanted out of town, prompting the offseason trade that sent him to Chicago and Orton to Denver. That was then, though. Opinions have changed now that the Broncos are off to a 4-0 start.

Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune writes that what Bears fans didn’t like about Orton as a quarterback, fans in Denver have embraced with open arms. What Orton lacks in style, he makes up for in results. He’s 25-12 as a starter:

    “Denver is looking at Orton differently than it did when he arrived in the blockbuster trade that sent Jay Cutler to the Bears. And Denver certainly is looking at Orton differently than many in Chicago did. What lots of people scoffed at in our town — Orton as the dreaded “game manager” — Denver is embracing.”

Other stories around the Web on Saturday:

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