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Jay Cutler Acquired by Chicago Bears

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos walks to the sidelines during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 28, 2008 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 52--21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Chris CluffCorrespondent IIApril 2, 2009

The Chicago Bears have emerged as the so-called winners in the Jay Cutler sweepstakes, acquiring the disgruntled Denver quarterback in a blockbuster trade.

The Bears surrendered two first round draft picks (they had the 18th pick in this month's draft), plus a third round pick and starting quarterback Kyle Orton, according to Jay Glazer of The Broncos also gave the Bears a fifth round pick.

Cutler replaces Orton as the Bears' starting quarterback. He is signed through 2011.

Orton, who will be a free agent after 2009, joins a quarterback depth chart in Denver that is led by recently-signed Chris Simms.

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