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As soon as the schedule came out, every Denver Broncos fan knew this was the biggest game of the year. Actually, anyone with any knowledge of recent events in the NFL knew this was a must watch game; it's all because of one player.
This will be Jay Cutler's second return to Denver since his "demanded" trade to Chicago (he later claimed he did not demand the trade), but the first time he has returned in the regular season. Cutler's career has been a downward spiral of inappropriate behavior coupled with an inexplicable increase in games won. That is while his individual performance has gotten strangely and consistently worse.
Broncos fans recall that Cutler was their first-round pick in 2006, and that clamoring for him to play drove Jake Plummer out of town. Following steady development, Cutler began engaging in outlandish activity. First, he claimed that he had more arm strength than John Elway in an interview. And then he got in a fight with Philip Rivers which the Chargers' quarterback tried to publicly laugh off. Cutler said he took it seriously and actually hated Rivers.
After the team fired Mike Shanahan and brought in Josh McDaniels, Cutler found out that his new coach had listened to trade offers regarding him. He then demanded a trade, and refused to talk to team management for over a month. He was then traded to Chicago, and claimed he hadn't been ignoring management, but rather he hadn't received any calls.
So far while in Chicago, Jay Cutler has redefined the term "interception machine" by throwing 42 in two seasons. His gunslinger attitude has become even riskier, and when the team reached the NFC Title game in spite of him, he took off the second half because of a questionable knee injury drawing more national scrutiny. That scrutiny, based on his attitude and record, was very deserved.
Recently, Jay broke off his engagement with hot actress Kristin Cavallari days after their engagement party. If anyone in sports could take away the idiot title from King James (or Tiger Woods), it would be Cutler.
And Broncos fans would love nothing more than to see him get crushed at Invesco.
This game also has special meaning for quarterback Kyle Orton. He was a throw in for Denver in the 2009 trade, and continues to be one of the most underrated starters in the NFL. Orton will be trying to prove that the Bears were wrong for giving up on him.