Chicago Bears Get Their Man, Acquire Jay Cutler

Joshua SkaarCorrespondent IApril 2, 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)

"Whatever it takes." That was the motto of Chicago Bears fans all over, in regards to picking up disgruntled Denver quarterback Jay Cutler.

Their prayers have been answered as Chicago Sun Times reporter Mike Mulligan broke the news that the Bears got that elusive franchise QB.

Getting Cutler at the relatively cheap price of a first round draft choice (18th overall,) a third round selection in 2009 and another first rounder in 2010 along with QB Kyle Orton who will battle Chris Simms in Denver for the starting job vacated by Cutler.

Cutler, 25, went to the Pro Bowl for the first time this past season and was a childhood fan of the Bears growing up in Indiana.

This is a franchise changing move that makes the Bears an immediate favorite to win the NFC North and a possible Super Bowl underdog if the team can surround Cutler with some supporting talent, not named Matt Forte.

The Bears have recently brought in All-Pro left tackle Orlando Pace for an interview and are believed to be in contract negotiations.

This move could also be a prelude to Chicago going out to pick up a real threat at the wide receiver position and pick up either Marvin Harrison or Tory Holt.