Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cutler Traded To Bears In Incredibly Fast Deal

Well, at least Jay Cutler won't have to change his uniform colors.

He will still be in navy and orange.

According to a story broken by FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer, the Broncos have traded the flustered Broncos quarterback to the Chicago Bears for a first and third round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, a first round pick in the 2010 draft and the awful, pathetic Bears quarterback Kyle Orton.

The Bears get the major prize in Cutler, along with Denver's fifth round pick in this year's draft.

Read Report. Cutler who threw for over 4,000 yards and made it to his first Pro Bowl this past season, never developed a positive relationship with new Denver coach Josh McDaniels after McDaniels tried to openly trade Cutler to the Buccaneers in a three team trade that would have sent New England quarterback Matt Cassel to Denver.

The two sides have been at each other's throat for nearly two months. Denver owner Pat Bowlen announced late Tuesday that he would trade Cutler and less than 48 hours later, Cutler is now a Bear.

Why the Broncos were willing to settle on Kyle Orton is another story. Orton is terrible. He completed only 58 percent of his passes in 2008 for 2,972 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He really isn't that much better than the Jets' Kellen Clemens, and it makes you wonder how their discussions with Denver transpired over the last 48 hours. Someone screwed up in the communication process.

The Broncos could trade Orton if they wanted to in the hope of moving up in the draft, but then they are asking a team like the Lions to be stupid enough to trade the number one pick in the draft for Kyle Orton.

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