Posted Mon Mar 23rd by Monty
The latest from the ongoing Jay Cutler saga comes from the NFL Owner’s Meetings in Dana Point, California, and it’s good news for Broncos fans. Word on the street – brought to you by SI.com’s Peter King – is that the Broncos plan on sitting on Cutler and hoping this whole thing blows over.
“Say you’re the Broncos, and Tampa Bay offers you two ones [two first-round picks] plus [second-year quarterback] Josh Johnson for Cutler,” one NFC coach told me. “Denver makes the deal and picks a quarterback with one of the ones. You’ve traded the best young quarterback in football for two guys who might have a chance, but might be washouts too. Denver’s problem is they could never get fair value for him.”
He speaks to a few other people about Cutler and comes to this conclusion:
With agent Bus Cook on record as saying Cutler will report to mandatory mini-camps and training camp, why trade the guy, there’s certainly no reason to do anything fast … even if that means you don’t have a definitive answer on Cutler by draft day.
While I applaud the new Broncos management for being patient and not jumping to action, there has to be a solution to this problem at some point. The Broncos and Cutler have to make nice for this season (and beyond) to be a success. Here’s hoping cooler heads prevail, on both ends.