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DENVER (CBS4) – It’s starting to look more likely that Kyle Orton will be in a Denver Broncos uniform and starting on Week 1 of the NFL’s regular season.

All the media hype surrounding the talk of a trade between the Dolpins and the Broncos for the quarterback had some fans at Dolphins Training Camp chanting “We want Orton.”

Perhaps the Dolphins weren’t offering enough, or the Broncos were asking to much, but those talks have stalled, and for some Broncos supporters like former wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, that’s probably a good thing.

McCaffrey was the special guest on Xfinity Monday Live! this week and he said that it’s never a bad idea to consider a trade for a good player if the end result ends up helping the team. However, Orton is the “best quarterback on the team right now,” according to McCaffrey.

“I think they were looking to trade him. I think now that he got his $1.5 million signing bonus it’s a lot less likely,” McCaffrey said on the show. “I think it would be a mistake to trade him.”

“Will he be a year from now or two years from now? I don’t know. Tim Tebow is a heck of a competitor. But Kyle Orton is a more polished quarterback. He’s a better passer and there’s a good chance that he’s more ready to start this season as the guy.”

Orton is showing lots of poise and determination at Dove Valley in the first few days of Training Camp. He took all the reps with the starters on Monday while Tebow was working with the backups.

Watch more comments from McCaffrey in the Xfinity Monday Live! section.

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