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    NFL: Kyle Orton's dad confirms Chicago-Denver swap of quarterbacks
    REGISTER STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES ? April 2, 2009

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...RTS06/90402043

    The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears, and the Des Moines Register confirmed Iowa native Kyle Orton will be heading to the Broncos.

    Byron Orton, Kyle?s father, was on the phone with his son around 3 p.m. today when the quarterback first got word that he might be leaving the Windy City.

    ?Kyle called me this afternoon and was just calling to visit,? Byron told The Des Moines Register's Sean Keeler. ?And while we were talking, his agent called and said, 'Kyle, I don?t know exactly what?s going on, but... Denver?s new coach, the guy from New England (Josh McDaniels) really likes you a lot, and he?s trying to make a trade with the Bears including you.?




    ?And so, while he was on the phone with his agent, he got a call from Halas Hall that (Bears coach) Lovie (Smith) wanted to see him. He called me back and said, 'Dad, I think I just got traded.??

    Kyle Orton was the Bears' starting quarterback last season. He played high school football at Southeast Polk.

    The Bears will also reportedly send two first-round draft picks ? this year's No. 18 overall pick and the team's pick in 2010 ? and a third-rounder from this year to Denver, which would be sending a fifth-round pick in this year's draft to Chicago.

    Chicago will play at Denver in a preseason game on Aug. 30.

    The Broncos were trading Cutler on his terms and there was no shortage of teams lining up to take a crack at acquiring the 25-year-old Pro Bowl passer.

    Cutler had asked for a trade last month after his relationship with new coach Josh McDaniels soured. McDaniels had talked to other teams about trading his rocket-armed passer.

    ESPN football analyst Trent Dilfer said Denver benefited most from the trade, citing Orton?s instincts and leadership ? along with the draft picks the Broncos received in the deal.

    Dilfer said Orton fits better in Denver, where he?s more likely to run a shotgun-oriented offense as he did in college at Purdue.

    ?The Denver Broncos get better, long term, out of this deal,? Dilfer said.

    The Broncos also have veteran quarterback Chris Simms on their roster.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story; check back for updates.
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    What do you Bears fans think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiltz View Post
    What do you Bears fans think?
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    I don't know if I'd consider myself a football fan, but the Bears fan in my house thinks they gave up too much to get him.
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    In the short term the Bears won. They got a proven big play arm with a GREAT skill set. His off field stuff is debatable and he is a bit of a diva, but name me many pro athletes that aren't. In the long run the Bronco's may have the ability to win, that all depends upon how they draft. As a Denver fan I think that they set themselves back 3 or more years as a franchise but they have the ability to be better long term, if they have the patience to look long term.

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    I dont think the Bears gave up too much. On the radio they said if the bears make the playoffs then the Broncos get a 25 pick or worse next year plus the fifteen this year and a 3rd rounder. To me not a ton for a franchise QB who is proven on the field that he can play. The Bears have made terrible picks at QB and RB in the first round and they could not take another chance so when Cutler cam available I was happy to see them make a move. They need to address the receiver issue and get some more defense.

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    i heard they gave up Orten and 2 first round draft picks for a QB whose team lost the last 7 games they played .
    I like the colt's QB-a lot of potential there .

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    I tried to avoid paying attention to the soap opera in Denver, but by the end concluded that Cutler has some growing up to do. Hopefully for the Bears, he will get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I tried to avoid paying attention to the soap opera in Denver, but by the end concluded that Cutler has some growing up to do. Hopefully for the Bears, he will get there.
    Think he might be a tad thin skinned for the Chicago media ? I do -I think he had a great thing going in Denver but blew it -I believe the Media will crucify him in Chicago.

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