With the help of your votes, Kyle Orton has been named the FedEx Air Player of the Week following his performance at Tennessee last Sunday.
FedEx is making a $2,000 donation in Orton’s name to the local Safe Kids USA coalition in Denver to support pedestrian safety improvements.
Orton completed 70 percent of his passes against the Titans, threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns and posted a 93.8 quarterback rating. With 1:33 remaining in the game, Orton hit Correll Buckhalter on a 6-yard touchdown pass to give his team the lead.
His output in Tennessee bumped him ahead of Philip Rivers for the most passing yards in the NFL and sustained the Broncos’ status as the No. 1 ranked passing offense in the league.
Orton’s 1,419 passing yards are the second-highest total through four games in NFL history. Only Kurt Warner produced more passing yards in that time span with the Rams in 2000.