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The Cutler Trade

In another fanpost, I decided to go through the Cutler math again.  I realized while writing it what an amazing deal we got out of the whole thing, and I remembered that sometimes people talk about how much of an idiot McDaniels is with his draft and trade decisions.  Next time someone does that to you, pull this out.


It starts with Keary Colbert.  We traded Keary Colbert to Seattle for a 2009 fifth rounder.

We then traded that fifth rounder and Cutler to Chicago for Kyle Orton, two first-round picks (2009 #18 and 2010 #11), and a third-rounder (2009 #84).

Our 2009 #18 became Robert Ayers.

Our 2009 #84 got packaged with our other third-rounder, and became either Richard Quinn or Seth Olsen.  Let's just say that either one would be described as a bust.

Our 2010 pick got complicated.

  1. We traded #11 for #13 and #113
  2. We traded #13 for #24, #70, and #87
  3. We traded #24 and #113 for #22, which became Demaryius Thomas
  4. #87 became Eric Decker.
  5. This leaves #70.
  6. We traded Brandon Marshall for #43 and a 2011 2nd rounder.
  7. We traded #43, #70, and our normal 4th-rounder (#114) for #25.
  8. #25 became Tim Tebow.
So, let's summarize.
We gave up:
  1. Keary Colbert
  2. Jay Cutler
  3. Brandon Marshall
  4. Our 2010 4th rounder (#114)
We received:
  1. Kyle Orton
  2. Tim Tebow
  3. Demaryius Thomas
  4. Eric Decker
  5. Robert Ayers
  6. Richard Quinn or Seth Olsen
  7. A 2011 2nd rounder
That's 2 QBs for Cutler, 2 WRs for Marshall, Robert Ayers and (Quinn or Olsen) for Keary Colbert, and a 2011 2nd rounder for a 2010 4th rounder.

McD is clearly an idiot, no?

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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