Denverpost.com reports that, “Jay Cutler, the Broncos’ star quarterback, is all but gone. Frustrated at what he perceives as Cutler’s unwillingness to communicate, Bowlen announced Tuesday that he has given his front office permission to begin the process of working on trading Cutler.
“Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by head coach Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful,” Bowlen said in a statement. “A conversation with his agent earlier today clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos. We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”
The Bears are just one of several teams that are in contention for Cutler’s services. Some of the other teams are the Jets, Redskins, Buccaneers, Vikings, and Lions. The Broncos would probably like to trade Cutler outside of the American Football Conference and were previously looking to get a QB in return as part of the trade.
With the previously mentioned stipulations I would take the Jets, Vikings, and Lions out of talks because they don’t have the QB to trade without doing a multiple team trade. That would leave the Buccaneers with Griese, the Bears with Orton, and the Redskins with Campbell.
I think that the Redskins are in the best position to trade for Cutler. Daniel Snyder (Redskins owner) has a history of spending and will do whatever he feels will better the team (Haynesworth). Campbell had a better season than Orton last year, and the Redskins have the 13th pick compared to the Bears 18th. With the arrival of Cutler, Haynesworth, and the already in place talent, the Redskins would instantly become a major contender.