Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cutler Traded to Chicago

This just in from The Denver Post:

"The Broncos have completed a trade sending quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears, the team announced today.

In return, the Broncos received Bears' quarterback Kyle Orton and their No. 1 pick in this year's draft, the No. 18 overall pick. In addition, the Broncos received the Bears' No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, as well as a third-round pick from Chicago in 2010.

The Broncos traded Cutler and their first fifth-round pick in this year's draft."

I like it for both teams.

The Bears have felt like they were a legit quarterback away for the past few seasons and the Broncos will bring in a boat load of young talent that will have some time to learn and grow during what looks to be a rough season (have you seen their list of opponents??).

When I did my team-by-team list yesterday of who might be interested in Cutler, this is what I said about Chicago in the TEAMS THAT WANT CUTLER BUT MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH section:

"Tampa Bay and Chicago. Both are very similar to the Jets in that they have all been playing the quarterback carousel the past few seasons and the Jets and Buccaneers both have new coaches; but the Bears have the 18th pick (and have not been known to go after any big fish recently) and the Buccs are sitting at 19. Maaaaybe the Broncos can get these three teams to start a bidding war and one of them will lose their minds (Don't really see Chicago in that mix though)."

Well... what do I know?


CJ said...

I like it for Denver, but I wonder what Bears players' perception of Cutler may be. After all his whining, I wonder if Bears players are going to trust him or buy into him. Orton was a guy who was really well-liked in the Chicago locker room. I think Orton is actually going to put up better numbers (and get a boost in fantasy value) now that he has some legit wide receivers to throw to. I wonder what happens to Cutler when he only has..........well no actually throw to. I'm interested to see how this plays out.

Personally, I would love to see Orton march the Broncos into the playoffs and maybe even make a deep run, just to show up Crybaby Cutler.

Paul said...

This will be very interesting to watch...typically the team RECEIVING the haul wins, but I am rooting for a 2013 Broncos-Bears Super Bowl, where both teams inmproved on the deal and the settle it on the field.

Still think Cutler is top QB in the NFL in five years, but he was expensive to aquire.

Think the Bears were worried about the Vikes at all? I do. With Cutler in Mini the Bears don't sniff a division for a long while.

Lastly, Cutler grew up a Bears fan which is really cool I think.