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'Skins Chasing Cutler

We’ve been hearing for weeks that the Washington Redskins are interested in Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.
And now they’re acting on it.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the Washington Post, the Redskins are “actively pursuing a trade” for Cutler.
The Redskins declined comment, which suggests to us that it’s legit.
If they weren’t chasing Cutler, they’d say so.  Just like they said so when they didn’t want T.O.  And just like they said so when they denied a report of a three-team deal that would have brought Cutler to the Redskins.  And just like they did earlier today, when they got out the word that rumor/report of a fairly recent meeting between owner Daniel Snyder and former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is false.
Speaking of Shanahan, Mike Lombardi pointed out during our NFLN-style all-Italian Mike & Mike segment on Wednesday night’s Total Access that Shanahan would surely be talking to the Redskins about Cutler.
As the other Italian Mike pointed out, the discussions could be a precursor to Shanahan becoming the next coach of the Redskins, in 2010.
Or maybe sooner.
It’s unknown what the Redskins would send to the Broncos for Cutler.  Washington holds the thirteenth overall pick in the draft, and that’s likely not high enough for the Broncos to land one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.
The other problem is timing.  If (as I think I said during the NFLN segment but it was live and I was nervous so who the hell knows?) the Broncos stand in the shoes of any other team at the top of round one before draft day, teams picking below that spot will then have an opportunity to leapfrog the Broncos.
That’s why any trade involving one team moving into a certain spot in the draft should be finalized only when the team giving up the spot is in position to use its pick.  And that’s why if the Broncos plan to get their next quarterback with a first-round pick they get for Cutler, both sides need to assume full radio silence until the Redskins or whoever in the hell gets Cutler is on the clock.

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29 Responses to “'Skins Chasing Cutler”
  1. dustin_chandler says: Apr 1, 2009 9:13 PM

    Tis the season to piss off your franchise Quarterbacks!

  2. smiley says: Apr 1, 2009 9:15 PM

    Here we go again………

  3. Gub Rock says: Apr 1, 2009 9:22 PM

    Is it just me or is Bus Cook turning Jay Cutler into a pre-madonna just like Bus’ other client Lord Favre? The last 3 years the offseason was all about Brett and not it’s Cutler’s turn. This is all getting a little old.

  4. smiley says: Apr 1, 2009 9:22 PM

    April Fools..haha!!!

  5. ChrisJNelson says: Apr 1, 2009 9:23 PM

    Correction: 13th overall likely WILL be high enough to land one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft, since Freeman will almost certainly be there.

  6. Hudgemania says: Apr 1, 2009 9:24 PM

    With all this talk, the Skins better get him because now we have Campbell not confident he has a job. If the skins don’t get Cutler, they should just start Colt Brennan because they have surely shot Campbell’s confidence now.

  7. shaunta53 says: Apr 1, 2009 9:25 PM

    As long as the Jets don’t get him I don’t care…

  8. F2m185 says: Apr 1, 2009 9:29 PM

    i don’t care what anyone says, this is all josh mcdaniels’ fault. he is the guy in control, he is the coach, he was the guy the denver broncos hired and paid millions of dollars to make this franchise work and work well. and he has not done that. who cares how much of a baby cutler is acting, what he should have done, etc. etc. mcdaniels should have taken whatever steps necessary to fix this problem, even if that includes swallowing his precious pride and putting his ego aside for two seconds to admit to cutler that he made a rookie mistake and wants to truly move on with him as their franchise QB. what an idiot this guy is. denver is going to suck even worse than they already do without cutler. how do you figure, if you are mcdaniels or bowlen, that it is within the best interests of the team to trade the one player that the team chemistry is centralized around?!? look at the progress cutler was making!! my god, this isn’t rocket science. if cutler could get a decent defense, he would be thought of as the best thing since sliced bread. interesting stat on ESPN: cutler is 13-1 when the defense holds the opponent to 21 points or less in a game!! Imagine how great everyone would think cutler is if he played with a D like the steelers. big ben ain’t that great of a QB, he just looks awesome when he has an all-universe defense to back him up. mcdaniels is a complete and utter tool.

  9. truncalep says: Apr 1, 2009 9:31 PM

    ALL UNSUBSTANTIATED, ALL HEAR SAY, IS THIS NEWS OR ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT?

  10. thatkidrich says: Apr 1, 2009 9:32 PM

    I mean, seriously… does it surprise anyone? I lived in DC for 7 years, this is how this guy is. Snyder wants a real life fantasy football team.

  11. fjm9085 says: Apr 1, 2009 9:32 PM

    i don’t care what anyone says, this is all josh mcdaniels’ fault. he is the guy in control, he is the coach, he was the guy the denver broncos hired and paid millions of dollars to make this franchise work and work well. and he has not done that. who cares how much of a baby cutler is acting, what he should have done, etc. etc. mcdaniels should have taken whatever steps necessary to fix this problem, even if that includes swallowing his precious pride and putting his ego aside for two seconds to admit to cutler that he made a rookie mistake and wants to truly move on with him as their franchise QB. what an idiot this guy is. denver is going to suck even worse than they already do without cutler. how do you figure, if you are mcdaniels or bowlen, that it is within the best interests of the team to trade the one player that the team chemistry is centralized around?!? look at the progress cutler was making!! my god, this isn’t rocket science. if cutler could get a decent defense, he would be thought of as the best thing since sliced bread. interesting stat on ESPN: cutler is 13-1 when the defense holds the opponent to 21 points or less in a game!! Imagine how great everyone would think cutler is if he played with a D like the steelers. big ben ain’t that great of a QB, he just looks awesome when he has an all-universe defense to back him up. mcdaniels is a complete and utter tool.

  12. orangecrushd says: Apr 1, 2009 9:36 PM

    why isn’t Jason Campbell now demanding a trade?

  13. mr.fusion says: Apr 1, 2009 9:40 PM

    Surely Jason Campbell would go to the Broncos, therefore making it unneccessary for Denver to take a QB in the first……….

  14. TheHoggette says: Apr 1, 2009 9:41 PM

    Dear God,
    Please let all this Jay Cutler crap be just another corny April fool’s joke.
    Amen

  15. sullijo says: Apr 1, 2009 9:55 PM

    I think it’s funny that very few have pointed out the REAL ISSUE HERE. Cutler wants a new contract. He makes $1M a year for the next two years – he’s obviously forgot about his signing bonus already. He’s probably worried that his diabetes may shorten his career and wants a 7 year, gazillon $ deal now while he’s viewed extremely favorably (coming off 1st pro bowl).
    That’s all there is to this – everything else is a smokescreen. It’s always about the $ – follow the money folks.

  16. Restore_the_roar says: Apr 1, 2009 10:00 PM

    “… And that’s why if the Broncos plan to get their next quarterback with a first-round pick they get for Cutler, both sides need to assume full radio silence until the Redskins or whoever in the hell gets Cutler is on the clock.”
    Perfect … the Lions ARE on the clock now!
    I don’t get why a team would draft a QB with the #1 pick, but refuse to trade that same pick for a proven QB.

  17. kpftbl57 says: Apr 1, 2009 10:04 PM

    Lets face it, McDaniels is one of the best QB coaches out there. He wont go after a guy he doesnt like and can’t bring up to be good. You can be sure of that!

  18. ppdoc says: Apr 1, 2009 10:07 PM

    Given that the Danny likes to collect Turds, I’d expect to see young Mr. Cutler end up as a Deadskin. This would mean that he is almost guaranteed to flame out and in a big way, but only after the Danny gives him a 100 million dollar contract. If I were a Redskin fan, I’d be a little nauseated by now. Their owner has taken a team that had a proud history and destroyed it. Sort of like the Greek Midget Mr. Angelos has done to the Orioles in Baltimore. But then again it couldn’t happen to a nicer group of fans. Hail to the Deadskins. Hail Incompetency. Hail to the Deadskins. Mediocrity in old D.C.

  19. jvahan says: Apr 1, 2009 10:11 PM

    We’ll take Jason Campbell in Tampa

  20. CanadianLionFan says: Apr 1, 2009 10:11 PM

    How can the Skins afford Cutler? How can they not be 100 million over the cap already?
    Obama should be talking to their capologist about how to fix the economy

  21. jaxgator says: Apr 1, 2009 10:13 PM

    Cutler is heading to Skins in a 3 way with Jets. Broncos get Skins first rounder…Jets give up there 2nd or 3rd rounder and receive Jason Campbell.

  22. blinkbdj says: Apr 1, 2009 10:22 PM

    “dustin_chandler says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    Tis the season to piss off your franchise Quarterbacks! ”
    Jason “I throw 3 yard passes on 3rd and 12” Campbell a franchise quarterback? lmao.

  23. broncoguy1125 says: Apr 1, 2009 10:29 PM

    I think Quinn to Denver makes a lot of sense. I think Cutler to Detroit makes a lot of sense. I think a draft pick of Detroit’s to each of Denver and Cleveland makes sense….
    Cutler wants a new deal and that is the bottom line. Sullijo is absolutely right. I think Cutler wanted Denver to pay him more and did not actually think it would come to this. Take a hike Jay. I guess Ryan Leaf was someone’s role model…

  24. AFKfootball says: Apr 1, 2009 10:34 PM

    jaxgator: That’s not a 3 way trade. That’s two trades.

  25. robertj says: Apr 1, 2009 10:39 PM

    To all you Redskins fans who think this trade would be non sense, you truly do not see the value or potental in it.Campbell is unproven and does not fit jim zorns offence nor is he a west coast type offence QB. I honestly think if this were to go through it would pay off more then the Albert pick up. Cutler clearly has everything you want in a QB and Zorn could open up the playbook with this kid. As a Skins fan I fail to see why this would be a bad move! I’m not happy about giving up the 13th pick because the team still needs help at LB and OL and a fresh young running back would not hurt. Just imagin Cutler reuniting with Shanahan and Portis also. I just think if it were to happen it would be good. If you skins fans thought or think Campbell was in for a break out year….man you sure are going to be fooled! He is not the QB you think he is! He’s average at best and a solid starter with the RIGHT SYSTEM.

  26. goJags says: Apr 2, 2009 12:07 AM

    Dan Snyder will trade Haynesworth for Cutler.

  27. brandon2443 says: Apr 2, 2009 1:06 AM

    Leave Jason Campbell in the same system for 3 years with and a all star WR like Brandon Marshall then im sure that he would put up the same numbers. Jay Cutler sat on the bench learning a system and when he got thrown to the wolves he was being called a “bust” now that he threw for 4500 yards and over 25 TD’S he is all the sudden “The Answer” for the skins a QB.. give me a break Tom Brady cant throw from his back

  28. WithoutDoubt27 says: Apr 2, 2009 1:59 AM

    AFK, you think maybe that Jets pick was meant to go to Denver??? What a bunch of clowns posting here…

  29. Pea Tear Griffin says: Apr 2, 2009 12:17 PM

    Okay, here’s the deal. Broncos are going to trade Cutler sooner rather than later (ie before the draft). They will go with Chris Simms this year and beef up their god awful D with several top picks this year. Once the D starts to come into it’s own, they’ll worry about QB if Simms can’t do the job.
    Simms isn’t that bad remember.

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