The Jay Cutler Drama Continues: Broncos and Quarterback Have Tense Phone Meeting

Rich Kurtzman@@RichKurtzman Senior Analyst IMarch 11, 2009

According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, Jay Cutler and the Denver Broncos finally contacted one another on Monday, after all the trade talks, rumors, and emotions seemingly had time to cool down.

Of course, in a perfect world, Culter and new coach Josh McDaniels could put their differences aside and come to an understanding, and a productive working relationship.

However, this is far from the case.

During the phone call both sides were argumentative, and other sources say the Broncos acted as if it were Cutler who initiated the trade talks. Denver also clarified that they have no interest in trading the young quarterback, although they reserve the right to do just that.

The ball is once again in Culter's court as the Broncos conduct their first offseason training camp next Monday. Cutler has stated that he is not sure whether he will be attending or not.

This is a truly crucial decision because McDaniels is bringing his new, ultra-complicated offense to Denver. In the NFL, the quarterback must be the most intelligent player on the field, knowing not only his assignments, but every other player's as well.

If Cutler does not show up Monday, the Broncos must once again think of trading the young star for another QB, or for early draft picks to pick one out of college.

Cutler being traded would be an almost historic loss for the Denver Broncos. They spent a first-round draft pick on him (11th overall) and he is a fan favorite in the Mile High City.

Starting from scratch is what McDaniels expected, just not at the quarterback position, likely the best player to grace the field for the Broncos currently.

Hopefully, for Broncos' fans and the front office, Cutler shows up in Dove Valley on Monday. If not, it could be a major set back in the McDaniels' regime, one that may doom him from the start.


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