Many of us never thought it would come to this, or perhaps we chose to ignore the writing on the wall. Whatever the case, the Denver Broncos will look into trading QB Jay Cutler.
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen made the following statement earlier today -
“Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by Head 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.”
The writing was on the wall yesterday when Bowlen mentioned he had tried to contact Cutler only to be rebuffed. It's one thing to ignore the Head Coach. It is completely and uttlery classless and unprofessional to ignore the Owner, your boss, the guy who signs the paycheck.
Whoever is to blame, Josh McDaniels and the Broncos or Bus Cook / Jay Cutler, I cannot help but think the way Cutler and Cook have handled this has been nothing short of unacceptable.
Now we begin the who and where. It may not seem like it now, but the Broncos will be better off. All 53 guys in that locker room have to want to play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back. Your QB had better be the leader of that movement. Jay Cutler was not and will now find himself somewhere else.