Kyle Orton Takes Step Toward REAL Hall Of Fame


There is some sort of perception that, somehow, we're making fun of Bears quarterback Kyle Orton for his induction in our Hall of Fame. Nothing could be further from the truth. We cheer for Orton full-heartedly and with complete sincerity; it's easy to root for a guy who's obviously having that much fun.

Since the Bears put Orton back in the starting role, they're 1-1, and he has outplayed playoff quarterbacks Tavaris Jackson (maybe) and Brett Favre. Yesterday wasn't inherently pretty, but who cares? Orton probably should have had three touchdowns, on a ridiculously cold day. (Illinois is bone-chilling right now.)

The local paper here even ran a column endorsing Orton to take over the starting spot next season. No Griese, no Sex Cannon, no McNabb. Orton. Doubt the man at your own peril.