Kyle Orton is excited to be a member of the Denver Broncos.
While the Bears will finally introduce Jay Cutler in a press conference at Halas Hall in about a half-hour, Orton has already made the rounds in the Mile High City. He said he was appreciative of the opportunities he had as a member of the Bears.
"My wife and I are so excited to get out here and be part of this community,'' Orton told Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Here are some more quotes passed on by Klis.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FOLLOW HE QB FIRESTORM?
"I've taken the same approach my entire and that is, my job description is to win football games. And I've done a pretty good job of that and I plan to keep that up. I'm a hard worker. I'm not flashy by any means but my job is to play football and win and I plan to do that.''
BRIAN URLACHER SAID YOU ARE A GREAT TEAMMATE AND GOOD QB?
"I'll take that every time. I've had a lot of great teammates back in Chicago, I know I'll have a lot of great teammates here. Leadership doesn't come overnight. I plan to put my head down and go to work and show the guys what my work ethic is.''
ON JOINING THE BRONCOS?
"I'm excited to be able to play with some great talent on offense. We have a great offensive line. We have some new running backs I'm excited to play with and obviously great receivers. I'm excited to have this much talent around me and my job is to get them the ball and let them do what they do.''
ON THE BRONCOS' SYSTEM?
"It is a quarterback system. It puts a lot of mental pressure on the quarterback but I think that's my strength is being a smart player, making good decisions and doing things at the line of scrimmage. I look forward to being in this system. It's been one of the best systems in the league the last five, six years. It's going to be a lot of work to do to learn it but I'm very excited to get started.''
HAVING HIS JOB PULLED FROM HIM AFTER A 10-5 ROOKIE SEASON?
"I've been through a lot in four years, there's no question about it. Right now I appreciate the past I had in Chicago but I'm so excited for the future.''
ON HIS ANKLE INJURY LAST SEASON?
"I passed the physical today and everything. It was a tough injury. There was a process to get back but I feel good. I've already been through one minicamp this year.''
DID HE EXPECT TO BE TRADED?
"I don't really pay attention to speculation. I'm not a guy who talks to may agent every day either. I talked to Josh last night and like I told everybody here I appreciate them bringing in. I have a lot of confidence we can win a lot of football games.''
ON CHRIS SIMMS BEING WITH DENVER?
"The only thing I've ever asked for in my entire career is a chance to compete. I don't want to win a job, I don't want anything given to me. Chris is a good football player and hopefully we have a great quarterback unit.''