Palko Still Chiefs' Starting QB For Now

7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, November 30 2011 Nov 30, 2011 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:49:00 PM CST November 30, 2011 in Football
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Poked, prodded and asked about his starting quarterback just about every way possible, Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley had the same answer every time: Tyler Palko.

That doesn't mean Kyle Orton won't get the majority of the snaps Sunday at Chicago.

Haley said before practice Wednesday that Palko would get about 60 percent of the repetitions with the first-team offense this week. Orton, who was claimed off waivers from Denver a week ago, will get the remaining 40 percent as he tries to learn the playbook and his new teammates.

Haley said he hopes that's enough time to ensure that Palko is ready to start, while also giving Orton enough time in practice to be ready to face his former team.

Kansas City has lost two straight since Palko took over for injured starter Matt Cassel.

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