Is Jay Cutler up for grabs and, if so, what teams would be interested? The first teams that comes to mind are the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets. Possible teams are the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers.
Now, what would it cost to get Cutler? Below is what I think each team should have to give up if Denver is willing to trade him.
At least a first and third round draft pick and maybe a second round pick next year, plus Chester Taylor and probably Marcus McCauley. In return, the Vikings would get Jay Cutler and a third-round pick in the 2010 draft. If the Vikings cough up a 2010 first-rounder, they might be able to get Brandon Marshall as well.
The Broncos have also been having issues with him, but they've been overshadowed by Cutler's issues. If Cutler is made available, the Vikings would without a doubt make a big run at him, but the Vikings are being very cautious with their draft picks.
They would have to cough up this year's first pick and maybe a second or third round pick from the 2010 draft. Denver might even ask for Ernie Sims or Cory Redding, and probably Daunte Culpepper. In return, Detroit would get Jay Cutler and a second round pick and (depending on what Detroit gives them) D.J. Williams or maybe Eddie Royal. Detroit has a real shot if Denver trades Cutler.
They would have to give up this year's first and second round picks and Kyle Orton. In return, they get Jay Cutler. If they cough up another first-round pick, they could get Brandon Marshall as well. They are likely to give Kyle Orton a contract extension and probably won't be willing to give up their draft picks.
New York Jets
At least this year's first and third round picks and their 2010 first round pick. In return, they get Jay Cutler and maybe Brandon Marshall. The odds of this happening are incredibly slim; they have already put a strain on their draft by trading for Brett Favre and Lito Sheppard.
San Francisco 49ers
Easily this and next year's first round picks and at least a second and third round pick. In return, they get Jay Cutler and maybe next year's second round pick. They would have to give up a king's ransom, so I do not see it happening.
Obviously this and next year's first round picks and then Jake Dehlomme, or Julius Peppers, Jake Dehlomme, and at least a second-round pick. Carolina could have a real oppurtunity if they are willing to separate with Peppers.
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