[Chiefs Blog] After watching three days of practice this week, coach Romeo Crennel said Kyle Orton would start at quarterback on Sunday when the Chiefs play the Packers Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The week began with the Chiefs unsure whether Orton, recovering from a dislocated index finger on his passing hand, would be able to play against Green Bay. But the Chiefs were pleasantly surprised with what they saw from Orton.
Crennel’s biggest concern heading into this week regarding Orton was not his ability to make all the necessary throws but to take the direct snap from center.
”The ball has not been on the ground when he’s taken a snap,” Crennel said. ”There have been no fumbles.”
Rookie Ricky Stanzi will be the number two quarterback. It’s unclear whether Tyler Palko, who started the last four games, will be available to play as the third quarterback or inactive.