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Jay Cutler Traded! No, But It Will Happen

HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 08: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the AFC All-Stars Denver Broncos throws a pass against the NFC All-Stars in the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 8, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NFC defeated the AFC 30-21. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)
Ken KooimanContributor IMarch 22, 2009

The headline is coming soon. Bronco fans all over the country and beyond will be devastated and relieved at the same time. We have had a short lived affair with him as fans, but frankly we are all sick and tired of the whole thing. 

He is a top quarterback who does not fit into the plans of our new system. He is a gun slinging, Favre type quarterback, who will have success wherever he goes (at least until things don't go his way there also). I wish him well.

I speculate that this was known for some time now by owner Pat Bowlen and rookie head coach Josh McDaniels. I for one, am glad the original trade for Cassel didn't work out. I'm not sure Cassel has established himself enough yet.

There will be a high demand for Cutler's services. A franchise quarterback is not available very often. He is exactly the player some teams feel will put them in the Super Bowl, such as Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, N.Y. Jets, Detroit.

OK Detroit's a long way from the Super Bowl, anyway you get my point. Cutler is wanted by all teams that do not have a sure starter at the position right now.

Denver can expect to get better by trading Cutler also. Sure it would be nice if a player of his caliber wanted to stay, be a player within the system established, and lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl, but that is not the case.

He has one foot out the door already. If he were forced to stay, the continuity of the team first mentality would be messed up.

There will be many offers this week at the coaches conference for Pat and Josh to mull over. I assume they will be looking for something in the area of a first and a third this year and a conditional pick next year, or a pick and a player this year such as Peppers.

Cleveland is an option only because they have two quarterbacks to offer and an unhappy nose tackle.

So be ready Bronco fans, because sooner or later, you will see the headline Cutler Traded!

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