Anquan Boldin: Chicago Should Deal for Him While Everyone is Focused on Cutler
Everyone and their mother is currently trying to come up with different scenarios that would put Jay Cutler in a Chicago Bears uniform, and some of the trades are just ridiculous in my mind.
Trade Urlacher for Cutler.
Trade the first round pick, a third round pick, and Nathan Vasher.
Trade Orton, Vasher, and our first round pick.
Trade our first pick, our third pick, and a compensatory pick for him.
ALL OF THIS IS USELESS! (and moot, because none of these deals are really going to give fair value back to the Broncos AND help them this year)
Do not get me wrong. I think Cutler is a very able quarterback who has a strong arm and a quick release. But, have we forgotten who he threw the ball to last year? Only Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall and arguably the best rookie wide receiver last year, Eddie Royal. Not to mention that the Broncos offensive line has been very good for many, many years under Mike Shanahan.
Now you want to bring him in to a situation where he is going to be throwing the ball to Devin Hester and....who exactly? Rashied Davis? Earl Bennett? Brandon Rideau? I mean, the comparisons between the Broncos receivers and the Bears receivers is not even close. Bringing Cutler in would help, but not enough.
Everyone still seems infatuated with the notion. This is why it would be the perfect time to try and swing something for Boldin. No one is talking about him in the media, there probably aren't a lot of offers right now because a few of the teams going after Cutler were going after Boldin (And because we are still three weeks plus away from draft day).
While Boldin has had some injury problems, at least he is a proven talent. Send our first and third round picks to Arizona, and maybe a player if they have someone in mind (I vote Wale personally). Then get Orton a legitimate weapon that will take the burden off Hester to produce immediately, and will allow Forte some more running room.
It would also give Earl Bennett a chance to ease his way into the offense. It would give us that big, bruising receiver that could pick up yards after contact, and Boldin will be out to prove that he is a great receiver because it will be a contract year for him. This works out for everyone.
If the Bears acquired Anquan Boldin, it would make them a better team than if they traded for Jay Cutler. There, I said it.
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