It has been a difficult year for Denver Broncos' management.
They are starting Tim Tebow at quarterback--not something that team executive John Elway or Head Coach John Fox wanted to do.
And today, they released opening day starting quarterback Kyle Orton.
This is the same Orton that the Broncos were shopping at the start of the season for a high draft pick to at least the Dolphins and the Colts.
But, Denver management failed to complete a deal involving Orton, and so months later, they release him and get nothing in return.
Evidently, Orton had requested the move in hopes of getting a fresh start elsewhere (thinking the Bears).
Obviously, Orton was still desirable to other teams--as the Chiefs, Bears, and Cowboys tried to claim him via waivers.
The Chiefs had the higher priority, and expect Orton to be their starting signal-caller in a week or two.
Wouldn't it be funny if Orton leads the Chiefs in winning the AFC West over his old team the Broncos?
After Broncos management listened to their back-up quarterback and granted the release instead of just holding him so that no other potential competitors had his valuable services?
This has the potential to be a move that Denver fans will have difficulty forgetting.
You gotta know when to hold 'em.