Orton probablly is the best backup in the league today. http://nfl.si.com/2013/07/23/ranking-the-nfls-12-best-backup-quarterbacks/2/?xid=nl_siextra 1. Kyle Orton, Dallas Cowboys: Three teams have tried Orton as a starter, and three teams have reached the same conclusion — that he’s not a starter. That said, there is not a team in the league that would be in a more comfortable situation than Dallas if something happened to its starter. Orton, 30, has a few years left in him and a 35-34 career record proves that he’s at least an average QB in this league. That’s all you can ask for from a backup.