Gang Green Countdown: Why Jay Cutler Should End Up With the Jets

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2009

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)

At 8:45 p.m. EST, Jay Cutler officially became the Christmas present the New York Jets have been praying for since 1998.

The 25-year-old Pro Bowler was officially put on the trading block tonight, and the most logical choice of destination should be in New York with the Jets.

This move would put a cap on an explosive off-season making the AFC East the must-watch division in 2009.

It will also add another name to a monster New York sports off-season as the Yankees and Mets spent in excess of $500 million in new free agents (Sabathia, Burnett, Teixeira, F. Rodriguez, Putz).

Cutler would give the Jets instant title contention and make them the biggest threat to the New England Patriots return to the postseason, and give them a star to rival that of Tom Brady.

Already armed with a physical offensive line, a two-headed monster at running back, and a star in the making at tight end in Dustin Keller; the Jets need a young, brash, Namath-style quarterback to complete what could be a perennial contender.

Phones at WFAN Radio in New York are already exploding with Jets fans pleading with Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum to grab Cutler.

The question now becomes, what will it take for the Jets to bring Cutler to New York?

Some say they should sacrifice their first-round pick and another player in a packaged deal.

Other fans ridiculously claim they should pull a 1999 New Orleans Saints, and trade the entire draft for Cutler.

Whatever the case may be, Mike Tannenbaum had better be on the phone with Pat Bowlen trying to bring the NFL's most prized free agent to its most marketable city.