What Should The Lions Offer For Jay Cutler

Edward MartinContributor IMarch 22, 2009

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 13:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Houston Texans during the NFL game against the at  Reliant Stadium on December 13, 2007 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B.  Shea/Getty Images)

I've been pondering for days the value of Jay Cutler

Lets see if we can paint a clearer picture of Cutler's true value. 

Jay Cutler was drafted 11th overall in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft. 

In 2008, Cutler threw for 4,526 yards, which was the third most in the NFL.

He also threw 25 touchdowns and ranked seventh overall in the league.  These are without a doubt some impressive numbers. 

Now on the downside, Cutler threw 18 interceptions and only Brett Favre threw more.  He had an 86 passer rating, which ranked him 16th overall in the NFL. 

His antics almost make him seem baby-like with his situation in Denver.

However, we may not know the whole story. I just wonder if he can handle the pressure of being a Detroit QB?

It would be safe to say that he is worth a first-round pick.

He was drafted 11th and has three years experience. Because of his stats last year and his experience, one could argue that he is worth the No. 1 pick. 

Is he worth more than a No. 1 overall pick? It would make sense if the Lions were to package the No. 1 pick with Drew Stanton.

If Denver still didn't bite, they could add a third rounder. 

If Denver wanted more than the No. 1, Stanton and a third, the cost would be too high.  The Lions would be set back once again. 

So, Denver, that's our final offer. 

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