N.Y. Jets Wonder: To Cutler or Not To Cutler? That Is the Clutter

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IMarch 17, 2009

On the one hand, he’s the best young quarterback in the league. He’s got an accurate cannon for an arm and he can complete passes in the most epic weather conditions.  Many feel he's of the type of talent rarely seen in the NFL.

On the other hand, Jay Cutler is a jackass. At least he seems like one to those of us who don’t know him personally. Just read his stupid comments in the papers and hear him on TV: He comes off as an egotistical tool.

That’s where we are right now.  Possibly the best quarterback in the game is begging to get out of Denver, and the Jets have a giant "?" under center.

Cutler’d be an obvious solution...

...if he didn’t resemble a smarmy used car salesman.

Since Day One, coach Rex Ryan has been adament that the Jet’s “quarterback of the future” is already on the roster. But that was before whatever happened between the Broncos and Cutler went down.

While I for one would love to see Kellen Clemmens get his chance, Cutler’s talent is tough to ignore. He’s just too damn good.

Physically, he’s as gifted as they come. His heart, his brain, and his leadership are what we call into question.

One thing’s for sure (in my humble opinion): If the Jet’s grab J.C., Thomas Jones will have another monster season. Nobody—not even Belichick—cheats off Cutler’s receivers.

Most of us are wondering what it would take to get him in N.Y. Normally, I’d think he wouldn’t be worth it, but Cutler’s throwing a temper tandrum over there, and that tends to speed things up.

So, do we offer our first-round pick (No. 17)? I say do it.

What about our second-round pick and Kellen Clemens? Sorry, K.C., but I say do it.

Our first rounder and Leon Washington? Wow, that’s a little harder for me to swallow. But that’s the most recent rumor floating around the internet.

I feel like Leon is such a little piece of "Bad Ass" that his best is yet to come. But isn’t a quaterback more important than a return-specialist/change-of-pace back, especially one that changes the pace of the AFC’s leading rusher? Hmm...

What if Cutler is the best quarterback in the NFL?

But what if Leon’s the best return-specialist/change-of-pace-back ever?


When did Leon become expendable?! I guess it’s justified, but I’d feel better if we sent them Jones for Cutler straight up.

I feel like it’s important to note that Buffalo is also rumored to be gunning for Cutler.

Cutler + T.O. = a headache for you, me, Dupree, Chad P., B.B., Rex’s D, and everything else AFCE.


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