Bears need to go for broke, trade for Jay Cutler
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that the Denver Broncos will trade disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler. News of that reminded me of the line from the movie Dumb and Dumber.
The real odds are not quite so dire, as an ESPN blog has the Bears as a 5-1 shot to land Cutler.
In my Would You Rather post earlier this week, I indicated I thought the Bearswould have to give up 2009’s 1st and 3rd and a provisional 1st rounder next year to close the deal. I’ve been surfing around the message boards and Comments sections of all of the Jay Cutler articles and there is no shortage of wanna-be GM’s chiming in with their trade proposals.
It should come as no surprise that people are offering combinations of picks along with vets like Urlacher, Orton or Vasher in their deals. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Denver does not want our trash! They don’t want an aging linebacker on the decline, a neck-bearded, second string at best quarterback or a cornerback who lost his starting job last season and has spent more time on the IR than the field the last couple of years.
If the Bears are serious about making the deal, they need to ask themselves what they’re willing to do? Would you be willing to give up Briggs? What about Hester? Would they part with Tommie Harris? Do you pull off a deal like Da Coach did when he went to New Orleans and trade your entire draft to get Ricky Williams? Could you picture Lovie and/or Jerry Angelo on the cover of ESPN The Magazine with Cutler in a wedding dress, a la Ricky?
Are the Bears serious about this or just blowing smoke? Suddenly the Bears are making the signing of Orlando Pace a priority. Weren’t we considering drafting a tackle in the first round this year? Hmmm? Could the Bears be setting themselves up to put a package together? Stay tuned, Bears fans!