Kyle Orton remains the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback, and Brady Quinn will have to unseat him if he wants to be under center when the season starts in six months.

“He is our starter. There is no question,” Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said of his incumbent quarterback Tuesday at the AFC coaches’ breakfast in Orlando, Fla., reiterating what he has stated both privately and publicly since acquiring Quinn from the Cleveland Browns on March 13.

McDaniels said Orton deserves to keep his job based on his performance last season, when he threw for 3,802 yards and 21 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

A lot has been made of Quinn’s familiarity with McDaniels’ system because his college coach was Charlie Weis, who served as McDaniels’ offensive mentor during his days as a New England Patriots assistant.

“In talking to him a few times, he certainly knows the base

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