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Jay Cutler Demands Trade From Broncos, Should Detroit Go After Him?

Seattle Lion FanAnalyst IIMarch 16, 2009

The Jay Cutler drama continues. He and new head coach Josh McDaniels are feuding and it looks like it will end up in a messy divorce.

Cutler feels McDaniels has slighted him for even considering an attempt to get his protege, Matt Cassel from New England. Attempts failed as Cassel signed in Kansas City, but Cutler took offense and attempts to repair the damage has been ineffective.

Cutler now states that he will not report to the Bronco's first meeting and wants to be traded.

As far as the Detroit Lions are concerned, is Cutler the type of quarterback they need? 

Would it be better to get Cutler, who at age 25, has improved each of his three years in the league? 

Or would they be better served in drafting Matt Stafford, an untested rookie who would more than likely have to sit out a year?

Cutler has some solid numbers in his career. Since he took over in 2006, he has not missed a game. He played in five games in 2006 and then full seasons in 2007 and 2008—so he is durable. 

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Cutler has thrown for 9,024 yards, including his 4,526 yards thrown last year. More importantly, his touchdown to interception ratio is pretty good, throwing 54 touchdowns in three years as opposed to 37 interceptions.

But the knock so far on him is that he hasn't won anything yet. In both 2007 and 2008, the Bronco's have gone 8-8 which led to the departure of long-time head coach Mike Shanahan.

Cutler has all the physical aspects you want in a quarterback: strong arm, fairly accurate, can make plays with his legs, and has pretty good command of the huddle. 

Perhaps having Calvin Johnson to throw to, a superstar in the making, and an improved running game with Kevin Smith and Maurice Morris, Cutler will be able to utilize his talents and not have to put the game on his shoulders.

What do you think?

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