It wasn’t exactly a shocking move, but the Bears made it official today and announced that Kyle Orton will be taking over for the injured Rex Grossman at quarterback this Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
Orton, 25, started 15 games for the Bears as a rookie in 2005, after Grossman was injured but has not thrown a pass in the nearly two full seasons since. He did pilot Chicago to an eight-game winning streak in 2005 and led the Bears to a division title.
“I’m a better player now than I was as a rookie,” Orton told Chicago-area reporters on Monday afternoon. “If I play well and win football games, it will be my job. This is the most excited I’ve been, and I look forward to the game. I’m just a better player [now].”
Well, fuck, Kyle. You couldn’t get much worse could you?