Posts Tagged ‘kyle orton’

Chicago Bears History: The Quarterback Carousel

By Bryan Dietzler The Chicago Bears have an “interesting” history with quarterbacks.  To put it honestly, they haven’t had much success with quarterbacks over the history of the franchise. There have been a couple of players that the Bears can say were good, if not great, quarterbacks in their history.  Sid Luckman, who played with […]

Bears Player Profile: Jay Cutler

By Bryan Dietzler It’s suffice to say that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is probably the most recognized player on the Bears and has been that way for the past seven seasons he has been with the team. Cutler has been much maligned over his career in Chicago and has been the focal point for a […]

Bears Looking For New QB

Bears head coach Lovie Smith admitted last month the club needs to formulate a better plan at the backup quarterback position heading into the 2012 regular season. Caleb Hanie was the Bears backup quarterback in 2011. Hanie made four starts on 2011 after starter Jay Culter was injured. The Bears lost all four games Hanie […]

Source: Bears will make claim for Orton

Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears will make an effort to claim quarterback Kyle Orton, according to a league source. Two other teams that could be interested in the former Bear/Bronco signal caller: Kansas City and Houston, both teams which have higher priority over Chicago. It would be nice to see the Purdue product return […]

Smith Says Orton Will be the Starter When 2009 Opens

There has been plenty of talk about the Bears looking at their options at quarterback in 2009, with names like Jeff Garcia and others popping up. Lovie Smith put most of, if not all of that talk to rest on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indy as he said that Kyle Orton will […]

Bears Deciding Future of Kyle Orton?

From: Chicago Sun Times The getting better part is what the Bears have been tracking. Kyle Orton signed a one-year extension last winter through 2009. General manager Jerry Angelo will have to make a decision in the coming months. Has he seen enough of Orton to commit long-term? Or does he want more time — […]

Bears Get the Job Done; Top Saints 27-24 in OT in Must Win

When it counted the most, Kyle Orton and the Bears offense was able to deliver. With a game-tying field goal late in regulation, and another drive that resulted in the game-winning field goal in OT, the Bears escaped chilly Soldier Field Thursday night with a key 27-24 victory that keeps them in the playoff race […]

PFT: QB Orton Close to Reaching Contract Escalators

From: ProFootballTalk.com Bears quarterback Kyle Orton is hoping to earn a playoff berth in the final three games of the season. And he’s also hoping to earn about $1.5 million in contract escalators. Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that Orton’s contract is structured to give him a shot at earning four different $375,000 escalators. […]

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