The Denver Broncos have announced that they have reached an agreement with Kyle Orton to extend the quarterback through 2011 season. Both, Adam Schefter of ESPN and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora have confirmed that Orton’s extension will add an additional $9 million to his current contract for next season.
Honestly, this deal comes as a bit of a surprise to me but all reports have mentioned that Orton has had a really strong camp which should provide some stability for a franchise that has a lot of uncertainty coming into this season. This should also give Tim Tebow more time to get acquainted with the NFL game but does very little for Brady Quinn’s future with the team.
“I really enjoy playing for the Denver Broncos as well as being part of this organization and this community,” Orton said. “Considering the labor environment, I’m aware of how difficult it was to get this deal done and am extremely appreciative of all of the hard work and support from Brian Xanders and Coach McDaniels during this process.”