Chicago Bears Land Jay Cutler!

In the “I almost fell out of my truck 10 minutes ago” category, news is currently breaking that the Chicago Bears have acquired quarterback Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos for first-round picks in 2009 and 2010, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton.  The Bears also receive Denver’s fifth-round pick this year.

Unbelievable.  Best trade the Chicago Bears have ever made in my opinion.  I’m shocked it didn’t take more picks and players.

Jerry Angelo, I am amazed.  Didn’t think you had it in me.  And I can’t believe another team didn’t offer more.


10 Responses to “Chicago Bears Land Jay Cutler!”

  1. It is a good trade. The Bears would’ve just made more bad picks with their first rounds anyway. I agree that it’s amazing the Bears actually sealed the deal and didn’t lose out to another team. Of course, this doesn’t make the Bears a lock to win their division, but it makes the possibility of making the playoffs a little more plausible. I’ll bet Stub Hub will report a spike in demand for Bears tickets real soon if they haven’t already.

  2. Ortons Neck Beard on April 2nd, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I like the trade for Cutler. I am a legacy Bears fan but enjoyed watching JC play in DEN. It will be fun to watch him play for the Bears this year. I am excited about next season. Hopefully the Bears tighten up the lines and defensive backfield then get some solid recievers for JC to throw to and they become locks for the NFC title.

    I will miss the neck beard tho : (

    GO BEARS!!!

  3. I will miss Cutler in Denver. Hey, I might even be persuaded to watch the Bears now. McDaniels sure hasn’t done anything in Denver to impress me yet. I hope he has a back up plan in place.

  4. With the Bears adding Orlando Pace, it was time to move. I’m aware this could be Rick Mirer, or….. Cade McNown redux, but this team needed a shakeup. I wish Kyle nothing but success, he was a professional throughout. And, Angelo can’t screw up the next two first round picks.

  5. hey roy, what did i say, could happen! and now look at us. not only did we get him but the vikings didn’t. oh happy day. i haven’t been this pumped up about our offense in a long long time! i am so shocked that angelo and the owners shelled out the money and made such a move. if nothing else it shows that they want to win and are willing to make us, the fans, happy. not just sit back and collect a check. oh and did i mention that we got cutler and the vikings didn’t?!? LOL wow, what a day!!

  6. This was a great move. The Bear organization finally made the right decision to go after a ProBowl QB. In fact, Terrill, the Bears saved money. They dont have to give Orten a new contract (he was on the last year of his contract), pay 2 first round picks big money just to see if they work out. Cutler is under contract for at least 2-3 years under his current contract. They can use that money they saved to resign Culter to a longer term contract

  7. When you consider the players the Bears have given up for picks (Gault, Marshal), this is a good deal.

    Of course the last time the Bears gave up a number 1 pick for a QB it was Rick Mirer.

  8. Glad to see the Bears make some moves in free agency. It has been a long time coming and hopefully Cutler can live up to the pressure that is going to be placed on him as the “savior” of the franchise. Cutler, Forte, Olsen… Hester? The offense could prove to be pretty nasty. Maybe the defense can follow suit.

    No denying that signing Pace was also a good move, but not sure that the reported 3 year/$15 mil pricetag was. Pretty stiff price for a player at his age that has been battling injuries the past several years.

    Love that the Viking and Lions didn’t get Cutler.

  9. What I am even more excited about than the fact that we got Jay Cutler, is that we got Jay Cutler who will now be playing behind what I think will be a helluva offensive line. I think we truly set up our offensive line for success, by hedging our bets. At first I wondered why they would have Orlando Pace play left when they clearly drafted Chris Williams for it. Then I realized the beautiful solution: It’s not permanent. If Pace comes back to form and becomes a beast, then Chris Williams gets game experience at right, which he should have no problem holding down. If Pace shows any sign of slowing, then we move Chris Williams back to the left which is what we had before anyway. Adding Omiyale and Scheaffer give them depth to rotate people in and out and covers their butt in case of injuries. Brilliant!! Let’s hope the defense can man handle people with a new confidence in the fact that they don’t have to worry about the offense going three and out and having to come back out on the field.

  10. Maybe Jerry Angelo can start talking with the former Bronoco’s coach Mike S. Then we can become excited that the BEARS can be great again. They need a head coach that is tough disicplined and most of all smart.

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