Jay Cutler A Detroit Lion? Imagine The Possibilities

Derek GlauchContributor IApril 1, 2009

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

No, Jay Cutler is not a Detroit Lion. Not yet, anyway.

ESPN reported today that the Denver Broncos have given in and agreed to trade Cutler. If you ask me, it's about time.

Think about this, a potential Detroit Lions starting offensive roster:

QB—Jay Cutler

RB—Kevin Smith

WR—Calvin Johnson, Bryant Johnson

Tell me this isn't an offense worthy of winning at least nine games, and who knows how many more with the revamped defense. That's a pretty good team.

If the Lions are lucky, they won't have to trade their first draft pick. With that pick, they could get Jason Smith or Aaron Curry. I would prefer Curry because the Lions would have among the best LB corps in the league, since Curry would join Ernie Sims and Julian Peterson.

If we could be lucky enough to win the Cutler sweepstakes, the Lions would be good for a winning season and Jim Schwartz would go down as one of the greatest coaches the Lions have had (which is kind of sad). And after only a few months.