Thursday, April 2, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Jay Cutler traded to Bears for Orton, two first-rounders

The Broncos have traded Jay Cutler to the Bears along with a fifth-round pick in 2009 in exchange for QB Kyle Orton, first-round draft picks in 2009 and 2010, and a third-round pick this year.

The trade brings to an end a month's worth of drama and two days of speculation on where Cutler would be headed. Many had thought the Redksins and Jets would be the most likely suitors, but the Bears have won the sweepstakes.

If the Bears could somehow get a good receiver, this move could help put them over the top. They already have a very good running back in Matt Forte, who is a pass-catcher as well. Their receivers -- Devin Hester, Marty Booker, Earl Bennett and Rashied Davis -- are decent but aren't quite up to the level of Brandon Marshall.

Then again, who was Brandon Marshall without Jay Cutler?

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