Posted: 10/12/2009 12:15:08 AM
Originally Posted by westcoastTrojan
Orton isnt great but you guys talk as if Cutler is a legend. Dude's overrated. Gotta love a guy who has him as his avatar after 4 games. He's shown a lot in these four games, huh?
Hes already breaking Bears records...he and the WRs/TEs had one bad game dude....since then hes thrown one int and 5 tds and had a gutsy behind run....kinda Elway like at the pylon....
Look at his stats through his first couple years and compare them to anybody you want and hes right there....why do you friggin people not understand he played with the 2nd worst defense in the NFL????????No garbage he didnt make the playoffs
Pro Bowl quarterback acquired via trade in the offseason... Has started 37 games in three NFL seasons after taking over as the starting quarterback in Week 13 of his rookie year (2006)... Completed 762-of-1,220 passes (62.5 percent) for 9,024 yards, 54 TDs and 37 INTs for a QB rating of 87.1... Ranks third in the NFL in total yards passing, fourth in attempts, fourth in completions and tied for seventh in TDs since his first career start... Averaged over 4,000 yards passing and helped the Broncos offense rank third in the NFL by averaging 378.8 yards in his two full seasons as a starting quarterback... Averages 7.40 yards per pass attempt, which ranks 11th in the NFL since he entered the League... Has been sacked on just 4.0 percent of his passes attempted, which ranks eighth in the NFL since 2006... Ranks fifth in the NFL among quarterbacks since his first NFL start with 423 rushing yards... Set Denver single-season passing records with 4,526 yards, 384 completions and eight 300-yard passing games in 2008... Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in September of 2008 and AFC Offensive Player of the Week at CLE (11/6/08)... Selected as the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week at CLE (11/6), at NYJ (11/30) and vs. K.C. (12/7)... In 2008, became just the third player in NFL history to reach the 4,500-yard passing mark in one of his first three seasons, joining Dan Marino (1984) and Drew Bledsoe (1994)... Also became the third player in League annals to throw for more than 4,500 yards and rush for more than 200 yards in a single season (Daunte Culpepper, 2004; Warren Moon, 1990)... Finished his career in Denver second in franchise history in completions and completion percentage, fifth in passing yards, sixth in attempts... Became the fastest player in Denver history to throw 50 TDs (33 games)... Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw multiple TD passes in each of his first four games.
2008 SEASON: Served as a Broncos team captain, starting all 16 games and established single-season team highs in completions (384), attempts (616) and passing yards (4,526) while posting the most 300-yard performances in a season (8) to earn his first trip to the Pro Bowl... Ranked third in the league and led the AFC with 4,526 passing yards... Earned the AFC’s offensive player of the month in September when he led the team to a 3-1 record completing 102-of-157 (65.0%) passes for 1,275 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions for a QB rating of 98.6... Earned the league’s FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors three times (Weeks 10, 13 and 14)... Threw his 50th career touchdown pass in his 33rd game, becoming the fastest player in Denver history to reach that mark. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007 - In his first full season as a starting quarterback for Denver, completed 297-of-467 (63.6%) passes for 3,497 yards with 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 88.1 passer rating in 16 starts... Ranked ninth in the NFL in yards per pass attempt (7.49), 10th in passing yards, tied for 10th in completions and 12th in passer rating... Placed seventh on Denver’s single-season list for passing yards with the first 3,000-yard effort of his career while ranking third in club annals for completion percentage in a single campaign... Rushed for 205 yards on 44 carries (4.7 avg.) and 1 TD to rank fourth in the league in rushing among quarterbacks... Posted two 300-yard passing games, five multiple passing touchdown efforts and five games with a completion percentage of at least 70 percent.
2006 - Started the final five games of his rookie season after being named Denver’s starter on Nov. 27... Completed 81-of-137 (59.1%) passes for 1,001 yards with nine TDs and five INTs... Became the first rookie in NFL history (second player overall) to throw multiple touchdown passes in each of his first four games played... Also became just the second rookie in league history (fifth player overall) to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his first four starts... Posted the second-highest TD percentage (6.6) and third-highest TD-to-INT ratio (1.8) among NFL rookies since 1970 (with at least 125 passing attempts) and set Denver rookie records for passer rating (88.5) and completion percentage (59.1).