Pat Bowlen - “Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by [coach] Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful.
“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.”
After a month of speculation it appears that Josh McDaniels’ failed attempt to land QB Matt Cassel has led to irreconciable differences between Jay Cutler and McDaniels. It seemed at first as though the Broncos were intent on resolving the situation, because why would you want to move a Pro Bowl QB not even in his prime, but that is out the window right now.
I still have high hopes of the Bucs potentially landing Cutler, but in all actuality, if the Lions want him, they have much more ammo to get him. They could offer a similar offer to us, a 1st and a 3rd, but the difference being they could offer their own 3rd round pick which is 18 spots higher than our pick. They could even just send the entire package they received for Roy Williams to the Lions, 1st, 3rd and a 5th.
The next couple weeks should be interesting in regards to the Buccaneer QB situation.