Cutler-Orton Trade Reax


Mike from Bear Goggles On proclaims Jay Cutler the new football messiah in the Windy City. Damn, I thought my joke yesterday was just that — a joke. Turns out Bears fans are really comparing ol’ touch of Down’s to a certain carpenter who could walk on water.

Perhaps it was Christmas coming late or maybe Easter coming early, with our very own JC – Jay Cutler and not Jesus Christ – the new messiah in Chicago, arriving a week early.   This messiah may not have to walk on water, but given the offensive talent around him, it may be the equivalent of turning 5 loaves and 2 fishes into enough to satisfy 60,000+ followers each week on the shores of Lake Michigan.  But enough with the religious metaphor for now.

Then there is Kim at Predominantly Orange. She wants the Broncos to pass on a first-round quarterback like Mark Sanchez in favor of a camp battle between…wait for it…Chris Simms and Kyle Orton! And she wrote that with a straight face, I believe. Please listen to her, Broncos brain trust. Puh-lease!

There are no guarantees that Orton will be starting for the Broncos. He will probably battle it out with Chris Simms and possibly another QB that they could acquire in the draft. Now, with two first round picks, I hope the Broncos stack their defense. I don’t want to see them pick up another QB in the first round. That doesn’t make much sense. Let’s see what McDaniels can do with a guy like Kyle Orton. We already saw what he did with Matt Cassel. Between Orton and Simms, I’m sure we’ll find a descent starter to connect with our talented receiving core.

No offense, but Orton and Simms couldn’t carry Cassel’s clipboard.

My guy The Zoner over at Zoner Sports thinks Cutler is absolutely worth it…

I don’t get it. What’s so hard to understand? Franchise QBs just aren’t available that often. Retreads, dopers, never-was, shoulda-beens — perhaps even dog fighters — you’ll find in abundance. But franchise QBs at age 25? Let me know if you think of one. That’s why you give a bit more to get one.

Bears fan Matt Clapp over at Sharapova’s Thigh at least realizes the potential snags…

He has a bit of Favre in him though, no question, and that’s what prevents him from entering the Tom Brady and Peyton Manning elite level of quarterbacks. He likes to show off his arm sometimes and makes ill-advised throws that will frequently result in interceptions and “What was he thinking?” reactions from the fans. His leadership qualities are also questionable. However, the good far outweighs the bad with him. He’s just 25 years old, already has a Pro Bowl under his belt, and has thrown for 9024 yards in just three seasons.

Tags: Bears Broncos Jay Cutler Kansas City Chiefs Kyle Orton Matt Cassel