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The whiner has left the building. New Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels took a play out of his old coach’s book and dispersed of unneeded and unwanted goods as the crybaby Jay Cutler was traded to the Bears Thursday. The Bears will pay a hefty price for the physically gifted but mentally unstable Cutler, surrendering a 2009 first round pick, a 2009 3rd round pick, a 2010 first round pick…oh, and Kyle Orton (funny how Orton is last in the list in all the news reports).
Of course Cutler first said he wanted out of Denver after McDaniels tried to land Matt Cassel. Then he said he never wanted out. Then the Broncos had a meeting with him and Cutler said he felt betrayed. Then the Broncos said Cutler wouldn’t return their calls. Then Cutler said he was never directly contacted by the owner. Then the Broncos said screw you, we’re trading you. Now Cutler is a Bear. Everybody wins.
My Take: As you can probably tell, I’m not the biggest Cutler fan in the world. He’s known for having a rocket arm but thin skin and this whole situation proves it. Should he be slightly miffed that his team tried to trade him? Sure. But more mature quarterbacks know when to keep their mouth shut for the good of the team. He may have all the physical skills needed to be a No. 1 QB, but his record is nothing to write home about and his off the field behavior makes him dispensable. The Bears paid a hefty price but I see both teams as winners in this deal.