The Chicago Bears fans have lost faith in Jay Cutler, calling him a "quitter." While his injury yesterday in the NFC Championship game is still under much debate, there is one thing for sure: Cutler has lost the support of his fans. It's sad, in this day and age, that when something is said about you in the media, people will always remember it, even if it is later proven false. In Chicago, yesterday will never be forgotten. Jay Cutler is their new Steve Bartman.
Carson Palmer has demanded a trade from the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals owner, Mike Brown, said today that they do not want to trade Palmer. Palmer has threatened that he'd rather retire than continue to be a Bengal.
Here's why Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer should be traded for each other...
Age: (just turned) 31
Career Passing TDs: 154
Career Interceptions: 100
Career Passer Rating: 86.9
Heisman Trophy Winner: 2002 USC Trojans
First Overall Pick in the 2003 NFL Draft
Two-Time Pro Bowl Selection—2005, 2006
Age: (will be) 28 in 2011
Career Passing TDs: 104
Career Interceptions: 79
Career Passer Rating: 84.3
First-Round Draft Pick—2006
Pro Bowl Selection—2006
Bye bye, Cutler.
Now, I'm not saying Jay Cutler needs to be traded because he appeared to quit on his team yesterday.
These quarterbacks are very similar statistically (86.9 passer rating to 84.3) and only three years apart in age. I believe Carson Palmer would thrive on the Bears, finally being on a quality team.
Cutler has been a headache to every team he's ever been on, and the Bengals roster is filled with those personality types. It's the best and worst fit possible.
Trade proposal: Carson Palmer plus a third-round pick for Jay Cutler
I think it makes sense for both sides.