Bill Polian Says Colts Could Have Traded For Kyle Orton Under New Deadline

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The trade deadline was bumped from Week 6 to Week 8 recently, a decision that would have changed the makeup of the Colts had it been enacted last season. Bill Polian, who was let go as president by Indianapolis after the season, said he could have acquired quarterback Kyle Orton. "I think the deadline being moved last year would have made a difference for us," Polian said. He says that Peyton Manning might still be with the Colts had the trade been reached. Indianapolis could have finished with a better record, keeping them out of position to draft Andrew Luck. "We would have rekindled our interest in Orton. In Week 6, we knew our quarterback situation wasn't great, but after a couple more weeks, we realized the situation was bad," he said. "We probably would have called Denver, who'd gone to (Tim) Tebow by then, and said, 'Hey, we'll give you a three (third-round draft choice) for Orton.'"

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  2. falloutboy14

    falloutboy14 Rookie

    That's an interesting stance to take considering Polian didn't claim him off waivers when he was released.