Jay Cutler and The Denver Broncos Both Need a Time-Out!

JosephContributor IMarch 25, 2009

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos walks to the sidelines during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 28, 2008 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 52--21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Enough already! Go to your rooms and don't come out until you're ready to behave like big boys!!

That's the message I'd like to send to Jay Cutler and the Denver Broncos in the midst of this fiasco that "reportedly" started out as a simple, clandestine trade deal gone awry.

I mean, seriously it's time for Cutler to take off his diaper, put on some pads and play powder puff... I mean, real football. If the truth be told, he comes across as a spoiled, whining, over-pampered football player... oh wait, most football players come across like that.

Seriously though, football is a multi-billion dollar business, and trade talks probably go on everyday (even when they're not supposed to), and fragile egos are probably bruised just as regularly. But we don't see every slighted player asking for a trade the minute something nasty is said about them (T.O. doesn't count since we're talking about normal, regular people here).

Now I'm not suggesting for one moment that the Broncos made all the right decisions in the way they handled the beleaguered "trade deal" involving Cutler, but isn't it time to put the best interests of the team over personal egos?

I mean, Cutler may be a Pro Bowl quarterback, but I would venture to suggest that it's not necessarily because he's proven to be an outstanding quarterback, as much as it is the fact that there is a dearth of incredibly talented, young, starting quarterbacks in the AFC right now.

He does after all only boast a 24-24 record after three seasons as the starting quarterback in Denver. I would make so bold as to say that he's created more notoriety because of the controversial statements he's made about the strength of his arm, more so than the body of work he's created using said arm.

So if Jay, Josh, and the Broncos won't play nicely like big boys, they need a time-out in their respective rooms, while adults sort out the mess they've created because of their childish decision to take their toys out of the sandbox, and stop speaking to each other while sulking until someone publicly apologizes.

While they're serving their collective time-out, I have a few suggestions and permutations that might solve the problem if Jay really isn't interested in donning the orange and blue uniform any longer.

I suggest a three-way trade involving the Broncos, Browns, and Bucs (has a nice ring to it) that somehow results in sending Brady Quinn and a second-round draft pick to Denver. 

No? Well then how about a direct trade with Detroit for their No. 1 draft pick in this year's draft (no one needs a good quarterback more than the Lions do right now). That way the Broncos can trade that pick to whatever team they'd like, as long as they get the quarterback they're interested in, for example a trade with Kansas City.

Whatever the case, Cutler's stock is probably as high as it's ever going to be unless he wins a Super Bowl.

If he really doesn't want to play in Denver any more, it may well be in the best interest of the Broncos (not to talk about a great idea) to leverage his high stock and trade him for a player who will play like a big boy! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.