After almost two months of in-house fighting between quarterback Jay Cutler and new coach Josh McDaniels, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is ready to trade Jay Cutler.
Bowlen was quoted by NFL.com as saying: READ.
"Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by Head Coach Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful. A conversation with his agent earlier today clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos. We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded."
The Jets, Buccaneers and Lions have been speculated as teams that were the front runners for Cutler.
It was leaked last week that Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum had contacted the Broncos about Cutler's services, but later in the week Jets Safety Kerry Rhodes and Jets receiver Jericho Cotchery said that they were happy with Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff. Rhodes went as far as to say that he hates Cutler and his cocky personality.
Will that rift kill a deal to the Jets? We shall see. If Cutler becomes a Jet and they win, Rhodes will have nothing but good things to say about Cutler. There were rumblings that the Jets, Broncos and Browns could swing a three team trade that would send Cutler to New York, Brady Quinn to Denver, and a bunch of draft picks to Cleveland.
The Lions could trade the number one pick in next month's draft to Denver with the idea that they could draft either rookie's Matt Stafford or Matt Sanchez.
The Buccaneers have the least to offer to Denver; they will need a third team in order to complete the deal.