that is the question.
What would you do if you were Steven Ross?
My view is that as owner, you want the Fins to stay competitive in every remaining game, hopefully winning as many as possible. Then you have to fork out less money to avoid a blackout and fans stay longer at the stadium...to purchase more food and drinks...and parking.
Paying 2-3 million dollars as an "insurance policy" in the event that Moore is injured is worth it if it keeps the Fins competitive down the stretch. There is no margin for error. They have to win all of their remaining games. There are two games (v the Raiders and Patriots) that Losman can not win.
Orton will be very motivated if put into the starting role to audition for a new contract next year and put a good spin on a bad start to this year. He does have some experience with Brandon Marshall who is the most talented player on the team and perhaps the key to winning out down the stretch.
If Moore stays healthy, and that's a big "if" behind our Offensive Line, then we can roll with him. But if he gets injured, you are going to need a backup ready to step in to win out with the slim margin of error left. The sooner we pick up Orton, the more time he has to get ready to play versus the Raiders..the greater the chance of success.
Time is of the essence...IMHO
What do you think?
If I were Steven Ross, I would
Pick up Orton and pay the remaining salary as insurance against injury to Moore (24 votes)
Pass on Orton (64 votes)
88 total votes