Jay Cutler vs. Kyle Orton: A Tale of the Tape

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Jay Cutler vs. Kyle Orton: A Tale of the Tape
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Jay Cutler and Kyle Orton are two of those players who will be forever compared and linked due to the fact that at one point in their career they were traded for each other. In a league like the NFL, where trade's are nowhere near as common as the oft pulled deadline deals of Major League Baseball, being traded from one team to another ordinarily requires some level of exasperation with on the part of your current team.

For Cutler, who began his promising young career as a member of the Denver Bronco's the trade was induced by a rift with new head coach Josh McDaniels. On the Bears part, they simply wanted an improvement over what has been an unreliable and not very prolific tenure for Orton. In Orton's defense Cutler has always had higher expectations surrounding him as is evidenced by the packaging of multiple first round picks with Orton in order to make the deal appealing to the Broncos.

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