Apparently he beat out Rex Grossman, who many think played terrible last week, played behind a terrible offensive line.
No one can be good behind that offensive line, they got no help this off-season for that glaring problem.
Matt Forte was lucky to average 3.0 yards per carry behind those guys.
Olin Kreutz is the only offensive lineman, that looked decent.
Lovie Smith had this to say about Orton’s performance “Starting against the Chiefs and coming in off the bench versus the Seahawks, Orton won the competition without directing the offense to a touchdown or completing a pass of more than 17 yards. His five preseason possessions resulted in two field goals and three punts.”
The Chicago Bears will open the season in Indy against the Cots on Sep. 7.
Orton started 15 games in 2005 and three last season and he has thrown for more than 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.
Personally I think Lovie is putting in the worse QB out of the two, Rex has a better arm.
This could be the same situation as last year, where Lovie put in Brian Griese, which was terrible.
Personally I feel bad for Rex Grossman, he is hated by so many people in Chicago.
I hope this isn’t a big mistake, but in the end if we have a terrible offensive line, it doesn’t matter.