In my earlier post about The Chiefs to do list (Here) And there were definitely a ton of comments about how Orton has not been able to score, and how he cannot be the QB of the future. Or, how his Red Zone trips have not been so great. But here is where their wrong:
Now, I know that If Kyle Orton would have been able to finish one of those 2 drives in scoring position for the Chiefs on Sunday, that we would be playing for the division vs. The Broncos next week. But compared to Cassel and Palko, Orton has been making first downs and getting points a heck of a lot easier for this team. Then the catch is, Kansas City doesn't need a QB that's good "compared to Cassel and Palko" They need a QB that's good compared to every single QB in the NFL. If they were to give Kyle Orton a multi-year contract, it would definitely be good in the long run.
Next year, (assuming Bowe re-signs) He will have Jamaal Charles, Jackie Battle, and Dexter McCluster in the running game. That's the best combination you can think of. Charles- A quick, fast, explosive runner who can break tackles and take it to the house. Battle- A hard runner who you can put in at the goal line or in short yardage situations to give Charles a breather. McCluster- A quick explosive guy who can be a game changer and who can slip out for a big gain when he has space.
Also, Orton would Have Bowe, Baldwin, and Breaston as his 3 main receivers. If Baldwin develops as he is supposed to, which I think he will, they will have 2 deep threats, that will create huge mis-matches for Defenders. And Steve Breaston will play the same role as this year, In the Slot position. With an improved line from the Draft/Free Agency, a great combination in Running Backs, and one of the best receiving corps in the league, Kyle Orton will definitely be in a great position to take the Chiefs to the Playoffs. And he'll also have (who I left out) Tony Moeaki, a big physical Tight End who if can stay healthy, can be a big threat over the middle of the field with the rest of the Chiefs Receivers.
Now, if this doesn't convince you that Kyle Orton is the right QB for the Chiefs, I don't know what will, Because there is not one big "if" in this post here that makes anything unrealistic. With the whole team back next year, and an improved, strong defense, The Chiefs are all set to have a great 2012 season. We know that the players will Play Hard for Romeo too, and if he is also hired, they will be all set!