Kyle Raymond Orton is born November 14, 1982 in Altoona, Iowa. Kyle Raymond Orton is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round in 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.
Orton was the preseason third team All American quarterback, behind USC's Matt Leinart and Oklahoma's Jason White. Orton had a nice start to the season, has led Purdue to a 5-0 start with 18 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Orton started 15 games in the season but was replaced by Grossman after the break in the Bears' Week 15 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. After meeting for week 16 Orton started the regular season finale in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings. The outcome of this game for the Chicago Bears has had some impact on their post season hopes. The Bears had already clinched the NFC North championship and first round bye in the 2005-06 playoffs with their Week 16 win over Green Bay Packers. Grossman then began to bear in their only postseason game.