Paging Jerry Angelo!!! Paging Jerry Angelo!!! Please call (303) 649-9000 immediately. That is the number to the Denver Broncos. Just ask for Pat or Josh. Better yet, contact Bus Cook, Jay Cutler’s agent here .
See Jerry, I’ve done all of the hard work already. All you have to do is pick up the phone or send off an e-mail. Heck, let me know and I’ll hammer this thing out myself. I even know a good realtor to help Jay get some new digs to replace his old pad in Denver, which is listed here in case you’re looking to re-locate. Don’t know if they have much of that log cabin vibe going up in Lake Forest, but I’m sure we could find something nice.
The Broncos have messed up and it’s time for the Bears to be aggressive for once. New Head Coach Josh McDaniels got caught looking at another woman and Cutler is now refusing to put out and in fact, wants out of the relationship. Cutler met with new Broncos over the weekend expecting an apology and to kiss and make up. Instead, the drama went from bad to worse.
“I went in there with every intention of solving the issue, being a Bronco, moving forward as a Bronco,” Cutler said. “We weren’t in there but about 20 minutes, [McDaniels] did most of the talking and as far as I’m concerned, he made it clear he wants his own guy. He admitted he wanted Matt Cassel because he said he has raised him up from the ground as a quarterback. He said he wasn’t sorry about it. He made it clear that he could still entertain trading me because, as he put it, he’ll do whatever he feels is in the best interest of the organization.
“At the end of the meeting, he wasn’t like, ‘Jay, I want you as our quarterback, you’re our guy.’ It felt like the opposite. He basically said that I needed to tell him if we can’t work this out, to let him know,” Cutler added. “I thought he was antagonizing me and that was disappointing because I was ready to move on, committed as a Bronco. Really, I figured we’d hash things out, shake hands, laugh a little and move forward. What happened [Saturday] was the last thing I expected. If I didn’t think it could be fixed, I never would have come back to Denver. It was painfully obvious to me and Bus [Cook, his agent] it’s not something they want to fix.”
Some long time Bears fans will think back to the Rick Mirer trade. This is far from it. Cutler, although acting like a baby in response to the reported interest in Patriot’s QB Matt Cassel, is a proven commodity. He has more experience than all three Bears quarterbacks combined and a Pro Bowl on his young resume. Jerry Angelo started his offseason proclaiming a need to “stabilize” the quarterback position and that the organization was “fixated” on it. I don’t know if that’s Jerry-speak for “we want to fix the quarterback position,” but a move or Cutler immediately raises the talent level on offense and adds credibility to an offense that has lacked a Pro Bowl caliber player at the controls since the punky QB. Here’s the best part: Cutler reportedly wants to be here. Shocking, I know. Cutler grew up a Bears fan in Indiana and lists Chicago as one of his top destinations. What am I missing here? Team needs quarterback. Quarterback wants to be here. Put a package of picks together and get it done. What’s the worst that can happen?? We’ve already been there, done that with the likes of Jonathan Quinn, Henry Burris and the list goes on.
With a nucleus of Cutler, Matt Forte, Greg Olsen, and Devin Hester (probably better suited as a #2 wideout, but that’s another matter entirely), the Bears would have an offense built to compete immediately and going into the future. Head Coach Lovie Smith has proclaimed the Bears are “close”. This move would put them closer!