There’s another part of the trade of Pats QB Matt Cassel that is now coming out that has one Pro Bowl AFC quarterback right out peeved off at his team. That QB is Broncos thrower Jay Cutler, who was almost part of a mega three-way deal that would have sent him to Tampa Bay with Cassel ending up playing for his old offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in Denver.
The deal, according to sources, would have had Cutler going to Tampa Bay, Cassel to Denver and picks involved as well. The report says that the Broncos actually thought about it (with McDaniels likely being at the head of the pack to pull the deal off), but in the end didn’t have anything to do with the deal.
Then there was the Lions, who also talked to Denver about a deal for Cutler, and they also talked about Cassel maybe then heading to Denver, but again, nothing came of it. Three clubs other than the Chiefs – Tampa, Detroit and Denver all were talking to the Pats about Cassel, who of course ended up going to Kansas City.
Cassel ended up going to the Chiefs for the 34th overall pick in the 2009 Draft. Mike Vrabel is also heading to play for the Chiefs as well. Denver, trying to make Cutler feel loved, say that they never intended to move Cutler, but now it seems like the emotional QB is upset that his name was involved in trade talks with anyone. This could be a powder keg ready to explode, and the Broncos had better do whatever they can to make sure Cutler stays happy with his current team.