DENVER, CO - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks toward the bench against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 7-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
So where exactly will the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback competition come from? Peyton Manning doesn't sound like an option. Jason Campbell signed with the Chicago Bears and Chad Henne is making free agent visits.
Absent Manning, I thought Orton was the best fit on the Chiefs so this is not good news in my mind, especially when you consider Orton would likely have a better chance to start in Kansas City than Dallas (at least we think). He referred to the Chiefs as Matt Cassel's team at the end of the season so we should've seen this coming but Chiefs GM Scott Pioli said at the NFL Combine that KC wanted Orton back and Orton was open to coming back.
Orton wasn't spectacular for the Chiefs last season by any means but if you're going to have a quarterback competition I think it should be a legitimate competition. Absent Henne, I'm not sure there's a quarterback out there that could push Cassel (and even Henne is stretching it).
Brandon Carr is another former Chief who could soon be signing in Dallas.
This is what the Chiefs quarterback competition has come to: I'm hoping they don't "lose out" on Chad Henne.
More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):
John Carlson signs with Vikings | John Carlson visiting Vikings, after Chiefs | Paul Soliai reportedly visiting Broncos | All the Chiefs free agents, take two | Chiefs seeking big running back | Carr to Cowboys could happen |Day one recap|Finnegan's numbers are in, waiting on Carr | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested|BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs| Peyton Hilils, Mike Tolbert visiting Chiefs | 49ers in on Brandon Carr | John Carlson visiting Chiefs | No tender for Tyler Palko | Kyle Orton visiting Cowboys | Brandon Carr visiting Cowboys