The picture of Cutler showing his Bear excitement was too classic to wait for a post, but I have plenty of thoughts over what transpired last weekend in Denver. Rather than rehash the whole scenario, I just wanted to offer a few random thoughts.
First off, Cutler had to go. He could talk about feeling snubbed by McDaniels all he wants – but when he stops taking call from the guy who signs his checks, Cutler becomes just another disgruntled employee who should be shown the door. The nerve that he had to claim that he never received any calls, and never wanted to be traded said all that you needed to know about his character. Despite what really happened – and we may never know – this situation was beyond repair.
Now the Bears, that was definitely a team I didn’t expect to be vying for Cutler, but it all made sense. I think this was a good move by both teams. People can debate who got the better of the deal, but only time will tell. It’s up to the Broncos to make smart decisions with these picks, which they’ve honestly could have done better with our First Round track record. I still think Mark Sanchez may end up in Orange and Blue before we know it.
I like Kyle Orton. He’s obviously not as talented at Cutler, but is a winning quarterback who did throw for 3,000 yards last year. When you considered the other quarterbacks on the trading block (Jason Campbell, Brady Quinn), Orton is was probably the most consistent of all.
While the dust settles, it’s still frustrating to think that Bronco fans have endured all of this drama. After being known as one of the more stable and quiet organizations in the NFL, to have this kind of circus is very Dallas-like. I’m sick of hearing about Cutlergate every time I turned on ESPN.