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Among the many compelling nuggets in Peter King’s MMQB column is a disclosure that Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler had asked to be traded weeks before the team tried to comply with his request.
That’s right.  Per King, Cutler requested to be dealt after quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates bolted for USC.
So the fact that Cutler is claiming outrage in the wake of the recent near-miss effort to give him what he wanted could be part of a broader plan to get out of Denver.
This way, he looks like the victim instead of the villain, and perhaps the media and the fans will put enough pressure on the team to force the front office to find a suitor.

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  1. vkstws says: Mar 2, 2009 9:34 AM

    Philip Rivers is smiling somewhere right now.

  2. ynasty says: Mar 2, 2009 9:40 AM

    Jay Cutler is a freaking tool, and a punk. He claimed that he had a stronger arm then Denver Broncos legendary QB, John Elway, then says he wants out. What a bum!

  3. tampafig says: Mar 2, 2009 9:41 AM

    if they trade him and its not to the bucs i will be very upset

  4. sjt2115 says: Mar 2, 2009 9:41 AM

    You’re trying to tell me that there was some actual reporting in a Peter King Column? I’m calling BS.

  5. milehiclown says: Mar 2, 2009 9:42 AM

    Every Denver fan, including me, owe McDaniels a massive, massive apology. Cutler is clearly the freak in all of this.
    The irony.

  6. bigtrav425 says: Mar 2, 2009 9:48 AM

    Ha! i knew their were many reasons i liked Rivers over Cutler!…

  7. Devils Advocate says: Mar 2, 2009 9:50 AM

    I always thought it was a little weird that Bowlen had the hot and heavy’s for MacDaniels and was willing to eat all that money to dump Shanny and hire a pretty good OC as a head coach.
    The more this plays out I am thinking that Bowlen saw a little Elway in Cassel’s play this year. and before you guys go berserk on me I said “a little” before the word Elway.
    Shanny was not going to go their because his guy was Cutler. So Bowlen wanted MacDaniels as a way to get to Cassel. They did not make a strong pitch early enough and it all blew up in their face.
    Cutler saw this coming all along and want to get out of Dodge City – ASAP.

  8. zwilson says: Mar 2, 2009 9:50 AM

    If this is true, I hope they run him out of town on a rail- and I love Jay Cutler being the Bronx qb.

  9. Dirty_Waters says: Mar 2, 2009 9:51 AM

    Cutler has diarrhea of the mouth.

  10. sanford says: Mar 2, 2009 9:52 AM

    do not believe a word from Peter King….this guy is so wrong on most things I can’t believe he is still allowed to write ,or for that matter ,even used to analyze anything involving sports ….talk about a stupid moron

  11. Swervinmervin says: Mar 2, 2009 9:52 AM

    Peter King is full of crap. He’s trying to help out Josh McDaniels here. McDaniels and the Broncos screwed up royally here. So New England-loving PEter King comes in and tries to help former PAt coach McDaniel when he is in a PR disaster.
    Guys like King, Mortenson, etc… are always doing this kind of crap. What a joke.

  12. DeeDubb says: Mar 2, 2009 9:55 AM

    …Or this could be a ploy by the Broncos PR department to save face.

  13. alewatcher says: Mar 2, 2009 10:00 AM

    Yet another over-paid world-class whiner.

  14. Mark Troy says: Mar 2, 2009 10:06 AM

    He’s a baby girl! awwww shucks, someone give him a pacifier, he needs his binky. Oh look, he soiled his diaper, I guess Jeremy Bates is needed to change it.

  15. budman999 says: Mar 2, 2009 10:08 AM

    I didn’t realize that 16 year old girls were allowed to play in the NFL. What a douchebag.

  16. lawdjayee says: Mar 2, 2009 10:09 AM

    King’s article has one interesting implication: that lower draft picks are undervalued commodities because they carry less risk; i.e. Belichick actually prefers a lower pick for rational reasons, when the assumption in the commentary about the deal is that because of the ultimately arbitrary “draft value” chart the Pats got taken in the Cassell/Vrabel trade.
    This kind of stuff (players being valued for their contracts alone) is currently ruining the NBA.

  17. Mike D says: Mar 2, 2009 10:10 AM

    They should ship him off to the Motor City and see how much he likes that.

  18. mike hunt says: Mar 2, 2009 10:16 AM

    Everyone calling him a punk and a tool etc etc would probably be more than happy to have him on his team. The fact is, he probably is the most PHYSICALLY gifted qb in the league. He will eventually mature and get reigned in a little. When he does he will be top 3 for the next 12 or so yrs. I’d trade my first round pick for him to come to the Bucs any damn day

  19. FumbleNuts says: Mar 2, 2009 10:23 AM

    Pro Bowl QB…. He played like crap in that game! Send that dude to the Lions, he would fit right in.

  20. fjrain says: Mar 2, 2009 10:26 AM

    The New York media will rip the Broncos for the next month about this. After all the Jets do need a new quarterback.

  21. Joe 6-pack says: Mar 2, 2009 10:26 AM

    Hey, Cutler, request Minnesota. Seriously. You’d be instant starter, you’d have the best running game in the league at your disposal. You’d have a top 10 defense. You’d be, hopefully, getting TJ Houshmenzada. . . We just need a good QB to come in. That could be you.

  22. bgrubb7 says: Mar 2, 2009 10:27 AM

    Great, I’m sure Cutlers days with Denver are numbered now, considering that I just bought authentic gameday Cutler Jerseys for both my son and I.
    Kinda like washing your car to make it rain…

  23. PastorZack says: Mar 2, 2009 10:34 AM

    How about Cutler to Dallas for Romo…Shanahan will be in Dallas next year anyway

  24. luckyram says: Mar 2, 2009 10:35 AM

    To call him a PUNK is right on the money….he is a spoiled moron who speaks with a sense of entitlement and arrogance whenever he opens his mouth. Let’s see how far that type of attitude gets him now…..
    Jay Cutler = Ryan Leaf….Wait and see.

  25. rimmerballz says: Mar 2, 2009 10:37 AM

    cutler for… mcnabb?!?!?
    so crazy it might work. both have been pissing and moaning about the treatment they are receiving from their teams. denver and philly could take a step forward without having to take 2 back first by waiting to groom the next franchise qb. with dawkins/runyan gone, there are no real emotional leaders. while cutlers emotions may be juvenile, they are at least present and mcdaniels will get off to a smooth start with cuckling chunky soup star. dawkins/buck/mcnabb… can you say denver ealges?

  26. fleamarkethustler says: Mar 2, 2009 10:42 AM

    We’ll give em’ Vince Young, Kerry Collins, and a 1st round pick for the quarterback we should have drafted in the first place!

  27. 1TitansWY says: Mar 2, 2009 10:43 AM

    Bad mouth Cutler all you want,if teams (including yours) feel they can get him,they’ll be tripping over themselves to get in line. Anyone that thinks Rivers is better than Cutler hasn’t been watching. Rivers benefitted from a great D four sev years,and some guy named Tomlinson. Can’t exactly play off with LT in the back field.

  28. ROMO4PRES says: Mar 2, 2009 10:44 AM

    C’mon. Cutler himself has been telling us he’s better than Elway.
    What’s he ever done?
    Over rated whiner.

  29. tngisgeek says: Mar 2, 2009 10:45 AM

    Hey, Denver fans,
    The titans would be more than happy to send you first QB pick taken in the same draft as Cutler (in the form of Vince Young) as well as throw in Terry Collins. We would be more than happy to have Jay back in Nashville!!!!!!!!! Hopefully this would be the fresh start that both VY and JC need/want.

  30. obnoxio says: Mar 2, 2009 10:46 AM

    luckyram beat me to to the Ryan Leaf comparison. Seems appropriate here. Jay Cutler hasn’t earned the right to demand anything. If a franchise can’t depend on their QB to lead the team they have a major problem. Its not like he is a a Hall of Famer like Favre or Elway. The Broncos may be better off with Ramsey or someone else at QB if Cutler is such a baby.

  31. Slow Joe says: Mar 2, 2009 10:55 AM

    No matter what anyone here says, Peter King is an excellent writer. His MMQB is always a well-written in-depth piece.

  32. litzsout619 says: Mar 2, 2009 11:00 AM

    Shanahan and his million dollar veneers are laughing at the Broncos right now!

  33. SpartaChris says: Mar 2, 2009 11:10 AM

    You know, I didn’t blame Cutler for being pissed, but now he looks like a giant douche. If it’s true he asked to be traded weeks before FA opened, then WTF is he all pissy about?

  34. dashoe says: Mar 2, 2009 11:17 AM

    Sounds like another BS story from Peter King to help out a former coach of his favorite NFL team.
    Cutler wouldn’t have said the things he said in the way he said them if he had wanted to be traded.
    King is a hack. He’s proven this time and time again.

  35. dashoe says: Mar 2, 2009 11:22 AM

    Hey Florio,
    If there is absolutely no truth to this story, could Cutler sue Peter King?
    I think it’s time for sports writers to be held accountable.

  36. moonbeam says: Mar 2, 2009 1:13 PM

    cutler’s personality aside,this guy has major league skills.anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling himself.

  37. fcspikeit says: Mar 2, 2009 1:43 PM

    The Link to Kings report isn’t working, I couldn’t find anything about this on
    The timing of this makes me think it is just spin by the Denver’s FO to make Cutler look bad..

  38. indymag says: Mar 2, 2009 2:05 PM

    There’s no reason to think this is credible unless he demanded a trade to USC. His mentor was not going to be on any of the 32 NFL franchises.

  39. RydentheBroncos says: Mar 2, 2009 7:48 PM

    This is a huge story, where is the evidence though, and it makes no sense for Cutler to be pissed about trade talks, if he requested it earlier!!!!!!!!
    What are Kings sources?
    Broncos front office….hmm

  40. Mammothfan says: Mar 2, 2009 10:36 PM

    i guess agent bus cook likes quarter backs who whine!!!

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