Be Careful What You Wish For: Jay Cutler Lands in Chicago

Joe HuberCorrespondent IApril 3, 2009

DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos welcomes guard Chris Kuper #73 off the field against the Buffalo Bills during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 21, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Bills defeated the Broncos 30-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It's said that he is actually a really good teammate.  It's been said that he is actually a nice guy.  It's been said that he stands up for his beliefs, then again, he apparently believes it's normal to request a trade and then becomes shocked when he gets what he wants.

That's right.  He is Jay Cutler.

The tale that has been weaved the past couple months has been an interesting one at the very least.  Tales of betrayal from the owner to the coach and stories of misunderstanding between the ranks have made for constant plot lines in an intricate disaster that now leaves the headlines from Denver.

The first warning of careful wishing was that Cutler shouted scandal when the Denver Broncos placed him on the trading block—a pedestal he didn't ask for according to Cutler.

But Cutler has been the least credible source throughout this entire ordeal, and I remember thinking about whether or not I would want him on my team during the debacle.  I decided I would definitely want him on my team, because I think that he is just acting immature at the moment.

It's really not fair since I am a Packers fan because I'd rather have Aaron Rodgers (he has character rather than acting like one).  But then when the trade was announced I thought about which quarterback I would rather have.

And it was Kyle Orton.

Now, the only reason I would say that is because Orton was such a well-liked guy and known leader in that locker room.

Cutler is someone that demanded a trade, and then was shocked when they put him on the block.

Is there something we don't know about you, Jay?  Any recent medical problems, like a concussion or amnesia?

Then he goes on to say that the Denver brass never spoke with him personally.  I believe that he never spoke with him, but that's only because I believe that when they called, he hung up the phone.

Nobody, as far as fans go, will ever know for sure what went on with those parties, and no one will care anymore, but what makes me wary for the fans of these Chicago Bears is that you've now got a real quarterback.  What are you going to do?

Are you going to allow him to act like this when he gets here?  Would you let him make up stories or contradict everything that Lovie Smith or Jerry Angelo says?

The city of Chicago has been very tolerant of circus acts in the past when the team is winning (re: Dennis Rodman), but can you take it if the team remains mediocre?

I wouldn't be too worried about that since you are getting a Pro Bowl quarterback from the AFC, the conference that had Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, and a few other big-name quarterbacks playing in it last year.

What will the reception be at Halas Hall on Friday?  It's bound to be a media circus, but I'm really curious to see how the media responds.  He might have been able to text and talk in Denver, but when you're in a city that's considerably larger and a true national city, texting won't fly.

We all know that Cutler will be welcomed with open arms by the fans, and already has a statue being carved out of one of the coliseum colonnades.

The chances of him having another blowup like this again are slim, but then again, I wonder what they said the first time about Terrell Owens.