We spend a lot of energy these days discussing what we can get in return for Cutler. I say, that what we can get for him is not something we desperately need, and I am fine with letting Simms (or possibly Garcia) start at QB in 09, if Cutler choses to sit out the entire season.
If Cutler is really hell bent on not being a Bronco, then we can trade him next year to whomever Mike Shanahan is coaching. We will then have sent the clear signal, that a player cannot force his way out of Denver by acting up. Sure the standoff (in the worst case scnario mind you) will probably cost us something equal to a second round pick, as Cutlers value deteriorates during his '09 hold out. A price I am willing to pay for the chance to show some determination.
For these reasons I believe, that the best course of action, is to hold on to Cutler (and any other player represented by Cook). Hopefully Jay realizes, that his best option is to come to camp, and win the starting job as QB of the Denver Broncos. If so, I believe that time and winning will have os all laughing over this mess two years from now. I hope.