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Jay Cutler Traded to Chicago Bears for Kyle Orton, Two First-Rounders

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)
Tony ArnoldineCorrespondent IApril 2, 2009

The Broncos have traded Jay Cutler to the Bears along with a third-round pick in 2009 in exchange for QB Kyle Orton and first-round draft picks in 2009 and 2010.

The trade brings to an end a month's worth of drama and two days of speculation on where Cutler would be headed. Many had thought the Redksins and Jets would be the most likely suitors, but the Bears have won the sweepstakes.

If the Bears could somehow get a good receiver, this move could help put them over the top. They already have a very good running back in Matt Forte, who is a pass-catcher as well. Their receivers—Devin Hester, Marty Booker, Earl Bennett and Rashied Davis—are decent, but aren't quite up to the level of Brandon Marshall.

Then again, who was Brandon Marshall without Jay Cutler?

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