Denver Broncos Quarterback Scramble

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Denver Broncos Quarterback Scramble
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John Elway was once rumored to be leaving the Denver Broncos.

At that time he had what seemed like a similar career to the Broncos current quarterback, Jay Cutler.

With so many changes coming after the disappointing 2008 season, including the regretable choice to fire coach Mike Shanahan, will the Denver coaches and owners make a fatal decision in removing Cutler from the team?

For weeks now there have been rumors and discussions on the possibility of Cutler being traded for a better draft pick. Just recently it has been said that Jay Cutler himself personally asked to be traded and does not want to be on the team anymore.

The new coach, Josh McDaniels (former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots), was said to have plans of a three-way trade back in February between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Bucs. This would place Cutler in Tampa and Matt Cassal back with McDaniels. This is what caused Cutler to be mad at McDaniels and now wants to be traded.

The distance now created between coach and player cannot be benefitial for the team if Cutler remains in Denver. Cutler took his frusteration and demanded a trade before April's NFL Draft. He even went as far as to put his Denver home for sale on March 15th. This only encourages more rumors from sport analysts.

Cutler's agent, Bus Cook, has been reportedly in talks with the Buffalo Bills, but this could also be for Broncos' tight end, Tony Scheffler.

Other rumors are that the New York Jets are also interested in Cutler to fill the hole left by their retired QB, Brett Favre. The Jets apparently think that Cutler is a suitable replacement for an all-time legend.

The quarterback of four years was Denver's first round draft pick in 2006. If given time, it has been said that Jay Cutler could grow to be Denver's next John Elway. Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen does not seem to agree and Cutler's future is very uncertain at this point.

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