The rumor of the day surrounding the Browns and their supposed interest in Broncos QB Jay Cutler involves the team moving QB Brady Quinn and upset DT Shaun Rogers to Denver for the services of Cutler. The Broncos QB is upset after it was learned on Saturday by his people that he was being thrown into a deal that would have had him going to Tampa Bay, Matt Cassel going to the Broncos, and the Pats getting some picks.
After that deal ended up being Cassel to the Chiefs, Cutler found himself in a tough spot. That is, being on a team that really at the end of the day wouldn’t mind it if he’s not there anymore. That’s where the rumors start, and that is where the Browns could come in.
There has been reports that the new regime of Eric Mangini and Co. are not sold on Quinn, so moving him wouldn’t be as a shock as it once might have been. It would seem that with the issues with Rogers, a move putting together Rogers and Quinn for the unhappy Cutler would make sense for both sides.
It’s an interesting deal to say the least, and one that could land the Browns their best QB – BY FAR, since their return in 1999. At the same time, they would be getting rid of Rogers, a player that was their best defensive player in 2008.
So what is a team to do? If Cutler is on the table, I would pull the trigger. It’s not known if any picks are on the table by either team, but one would think that the Broncos wouldn’t mind grabbing a pick or two as well as Quinn and Rogers.
It would seem that this deal is a no-brainer. Now the only thing is does another team step up and trump the deal, and if so, do the Browns panic and try to trump it back. If they don’t they could land a Pro Bowl QB by the time the draft rolls around.