For a few months, there have been rumblings and signs that Kyle Orton was mulling retirement. Well, there seems to be more than mulling. NFL Network’s insider, Ian Rapoport is shedding more light on the potential troubling news for Cowboys Nation:
Discussed #Cowboys backup QB situation on Total Access. Where it stands: Kyle Orton has told them he wants to retire. They don’t want him to
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2014
The Cowboys will be forced to play the hand of demanding about $3 million dollars from Orton should he follow through with his retirement plans. The Cowboys probably knew this was coming, and the reason they signed several backups, but none of which are close to Orton’s level.
We signed former 1st round bust Brandon Weeden in free agency and we added Caleb Hanie as well. If Orton retires, the Cowboys may need to look around for another option. The pickings are extremely slim.
Would the Cowboys sign Kevin Kolb perhaps, or roll the dice with what we have…