The Chicago Bears trade the somewhat inconsistent Kyle Orton to the Denver Broncos and take their QB Jay Cutler. I don’t know much about Cutler, but the Bears needed to change something. This could make for an interesting season this year. Though, it sounds like the Bears gave up a lot for this.
Although Cutler is 17-20 as a starter, he’s been victimized by dismal defenses in Denver, and he was an impressive 13-1 when the Broncos held opponents to 21 points or fewer.
Last year, Cutler threw for a franchise record 4,526 yards, 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. In his 37-game career in Denver, he completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 9,024 yards, 54 TDs and 37 interceptions.
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, upon hearing that Cutler was now his teammate, was stunned by the news.
“I guess the Bears felt like we needed another quarterback, so they made a move,” Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “They gave up a lot. Cutler must be pretty good.”
“I guess we got better as a team,” Urlacher added, according to the newspaper. “You get a quarterback who is a Pro Bowl guy. But I will say this: I think Kyle Orton is a good quarterback. He’s a great teammate. I hope he does really well in Denver.”
Cutler is scheduled to travel to Chicago, where he must pass a physical exam before the trade becomes official. He could not be immediately reached for comment. But Bus Cook, Cutler’s agent, told ESPN that Cutler is pleased that the team he followed while growing up in northern Indiana had acquired him.
Via a guy at work and ESPN