In my previous article entitled, "Gang Green Countdown: Why Jay Cutler Should Go to the the New York Jets," I analyzed why New York should (and possibly will) trade for the embattled former Broncos quarterback.
Then I got to thinking: What if the Jets miss the ball here and decide to stick with Kellen Clemens or Brett Ratliff?
Here's a list of other potential targets for Jay Cutler.
Cutler's arm makes Calvin Johnson that much more dangerous and makes the Lions' first choice in the draft a no brainer: a left tackle.
He would be playing in an easier division with almost no pressure on his shoulders.
What a way for Eric Mangini to stick it to the Jets.
He steals the quarterback that New York pleads for and brings him to Cleveland in a good offense with Braylon Edwards.
The downside is that he would be in the same division as the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and defensive-minded Ravens who will be foaming at the mouth to knock his head off.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
While the Bucs are known more for their offense, Cutler under center would give them credibility in a mediocre division.
San Francisco 49ers
Cutler could also burn the Lions for a division rival and give them a true franchise quarterback with the opportunity to build a legitimate receiving corps around him.
Another division rival who is a quarterback away from being an NFC title contender for the next decade.
Armed with a suffocating defense, putting Cutler in the same offense as Adrian Peterson forces defensive coordinators to respect BOTH the run as well as the pass which could open things up for Bernard Berrian.
Sensing a possible NFC North theme here?
Whoever signs Jay Cutler immediately shifts the balance of power in that division.
If the Jets do not sign Cutler, look for one of these teams to pick him up.