On Monday, a report surfaced that the Dallas Cowboys expected their backup quarterback, veteran Kyle Orton, to return to the team in the 2014 season.
There was a lot of talk that Orton may chose to call it quits in his career and choose to retire.
However, according to Orton’s agent, David Dunn (via Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas), Orton will, in fact, return to the Cowboys in 2014.
Agent David Dunn said his client Kyle Orton is coming back. There was never an issue.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 24, 2014
Orton is now part of quite the crowd in Dallas. The Cowboys signed former Cleveland Browns’ first round pick Brandon Weeden last week.
Orton was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 106th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Although Rex Grossman soon became the starter in Chicago, Orton provided valuable depth for the Bears, playing in 33 games in four years. Orton became the Denver Broncos’ starter in 2009, but was cut in 2011 in favor of Tim Tebow. After four games with the Kansas City Chiefs to finish the 2011 season, he joined the Cowboys.
Last season, Orton completed 33 of 51 passes for 398 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.