ORTON HAS THE LEAD
So says ESPN’s John Clayton.
“Over his four years in the league, Orton has redone himself. His body is different. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner remembers that Orton came into the league as a big shotgun quarterback whose weight would top out in the 240s. Now, he’s about 214. He’s moving better. He has worked on his footwork and improved his accuracy.”
“This is the first time I’ve gone into a camp with a chance to be the opening-day starter,” Orton said. “I’ve been stuck back with the threes in all of my offseasons. We’d have a 24-play period and I’d get four plays, if I was lucky.”