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With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Posted on: October 17, 2011 5:13 pm
 
GarrardPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The options for the Raiders to solidify their quarterback position in the wake of losing Jason Campbell for the season with a broken collarbone is dwindling, but the Denver Post is reporting that another might have appeared quite quickly if the Broncos decide to trade Kyle Orton to Oakland.

It seems quite clear that Bengals owner Mike Brown is refusing to trade his former star Carson Palmer, and now, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer has the report that David Garrard -- who’s just been kind of hanging around after the Jaguars surprisingly cut him in the preseason -- needs immediate surgery on a herniated disk in his back.

But the Denver Post, via the Contra Costa Times, is reporting that an unnamed source has said the Broncos would be willing to trade Orton to the Raiders for a draft pick. Which makes sense if Denver is willing to go all-in with Tim Tebow (and at this point, why not?).

The news on Garrard is somewhat surprising, since we all kind of figured Garrard was just sitting back and waiting for the exact right offer to come to him.

Garrard supposedly could have gone to Miami after Chad Henne suffered a season-ending injury, but instead he declined, because as a Miami Herald source pointed out, “he simply didn't feel like playing right now. Garrard apparently talked to the team and showed no great desire to play. He is, according to this version of the story, quite content sitting out this season, spending time with his family, and hitting free agency next March.”

So, what now? Well, if Oakland could get Orton for a relatively cheap price, it probably should go for it. Even if it means the Raiders basically would be sitting out the 2012 draft.

But in order not to play Kyle Boller or Terrelle Pryor – or, for that matter, punter Shane Lechler – that might be worth it.

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Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:55 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

McNabb? LOL. McNabb sucks.



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:54 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Have you watched McNabb this year? He was through playing competitive football for the past 2 years, including this one. He is a strong arm that was throwing passes into the ground yesterday.

I don't know what the Raiders will do but you would be wasting time and money with McNabb.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:46 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Two Words: Jeff George



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:38 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

McNabb would be a great fit. They can protect the passer better than the Vikings can.



Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:28 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

i hope not !!!! go with Mcnabb





Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:57 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Sure isn't a lot of QB talent in the NFL anymore.  Only other name I can think of that would be worthwhile on a team that isn't in it would be Seneca Wallace.  We know the Browns aren't going anywhere, and it's McCoy or a draft pick for their future, but Wallace has experience and is a decent player. 



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:54 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

I don't get this. I can understand getting a backup, but it's naive to think that you can plug some guy in midseason, and he's going to pick up the play book and be effective. I think they're better off rolling with Boeller. The record of QBs switching teams isn't real good in the first season, let alone without training camp.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:52 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Is there any Raider fan who honestly believes Al Davis would have allowed the front office in Oakland to even take calls from the Denver front office if he was still alive?

Al Davis traded a draft pick to the Broncos for Gerard Warren back in 2007. So, yes.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:43 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

I hear Ryan Leaf is available, as is Dan McGwire...

Seriously, as a Bronco fan, Orton is more done in Denver than an overcooked steak at Wynkoop.  However, we just got shafted in the Lloyd trade (should've been a 4th round with conditional 3rd rd pick).  Trade him and his noodle arm and stone feet to Oakland or Miami for a draft choice or a backup FB...



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:23 pm
 

With Garrard out, Orton could be option in OAK

Is there any Raider fan who honestly believes Al Davis would have allowed the front office in Oakland to even take calls from the Denver front office if he was still alive?

I can understand the perspective of someone who says Davis would love to take Orton just to stick it to Denver but I'm not buying it.  I just find it very unlikely that Denver and Oakland would even swap players or picks.  I put this in the category of very unlikely trading partners -- along with Yankees-Mets, Red Sox-Yankees, Rangers-Islanders, Cowboys-Redskins, and Dodgers-Giants.


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