I have been trying to be cautiously optimistic about the potential for Broncos Pro Bowl QB Jay Cutler and their new Head Coach Josh McDaniels not being able to resolve their differences. The Bucs seemed to be the team where Cutler would have been headed had the Broncos and the Buccaneers moved a little quicker on the Matt Cassel trade front.
Team owner Pat Bowlen has been unusually quiet throughout this whole saga, in my mind, probably just hoping that the whole thing would blow over by the time voluntary workouts begin tommorow. By the comments that Bowlen made today, not only does it not seem to be blowing over, but it seems this marriage might be coming to an abrubt end.
“I’m very disappointed,” Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said Sunday. “I’m disappointed in the whole picture, not just disappointed that we might lose our star quarterback.”
MIGHT LOSE OUR STAR QB! I love it. It appears the differences between McDaniels and Jay Cutler are not going to be resolved. It would seem odd to me that an owner would come out and make such a bold statement if Jay Cutler was not about to be traded, other than one last ditch effort at a guilt trip.
Personally, I don’t think Cutler has overeacted to the situation. Multiple sources close to Cutler and a few talking heads that have spoken to him or his agent Bus Cook have all said the same thing, if McDaniels would have just come clean about attempting to move him for a QB he is more familiar with, that things could be resolved. Instead, McDaniels has taken the ever fragile approach of, well, just lying. He still claims the Broncos made no attempt at trading Cutler, and to be honest, we all know at this point that is BS.
So, now that it appears like Cutler will be traded, what would the Bucs be willing to move in order to bring in Cutler. It is being reported everywhere that Cutler wants a new deal, which the Bucs can certainly do with the amount of cap money we have left. Would Luke McCown and the 19th pick in the draft be enough to persuade the Broncos to move on?