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April 02, 2009

Broncos trade Cutler to Bears

Jay Cutler got his wish Thursday: a ticket out of Denver. And Chicago has a star quarterback for the first time in decades.

The Broncos announced Thursday they had agreed to trade their disgruntled Pro Bowl passer to the Bears, who have gone through many quarterbacks without much success since Jim McMahon was a Bear in the 1980s.

Chicago also signed free agent left tackle Orlando Pace on Thursday to protect their new investment.

Denver gets quarterback Kyle Orton in return, along with the Bears' top pick in this year's draft (No.18 overall), Chicago's first-round pick in 2010 and a third-rounder this year (No.84). Denver also gave up a fifth-rounder this year.

Denver now has Orton, Chris Simms and Darrell Hackney at quarterback.

-- AP

Posted by Observer Sports on April 2, 2009 at 05:49 PM | Permalink


That is a lot to spend for a QB. I'm sure that the guys in Denver will be happy because of this. HOPEFULLY they'll use these draft picks to rebuild their ailing defense. They'll need if they're going to break even this upcoming season.

On the other hand, the Bears have all to gain. This instantly throws them in contention for an NFL Championship. They have a strong defense, and their QB hole is finally filled. I wouldn't be surprised if they win the whole thing this year.

Posted by: Revshawn | Apr 2, 2009 6:02:58 PM

Now he was traded, please stop writing and talking about something that was never gonna be. Two days now. Gosh people, let it go. Move on!!! Please!!!!

Posted by: Alias | Apr 2, 2009 6:07:48 PM

You guys are happy we didn't get him?

You are the same guys who wouldn't talk to the guy selling a machine gun because you already had a rifle.

How do you spell apathy? C-H-A-R-L-O-T-T-E

Posted by: PanamaRed | Apr 2, 2009 6:12:11 PM

Man, that was highway robbery. The Bears are desperate for a whiner. Chicago fans will just "love" him.

Posted by: Matt | Apr 2, 2009 6:13:11 PM

on another blog I said that people needed to deal with reality. People thought we could do trade pep and jake and get him. Well, this is what I said.

"....it will take Julius, Jake, next year's first rounder and prob a third this year..."

seems I was about right. It probably would have cost more because Orton is younger than Jake, so we probably would have given up our 2nd rounder to make it happen. Now, if you think that would have been worth it, then fine. But think about what it would have cost.

Posted by: Tom | Apr 2, 2009 6:17:09 PM

Well their went a good oppurtunity to get rid of Peppers & Mistake Jake, so I hope some of you idiots posting on here are happy we are gonna be losers this year. Bring on Cowher in 2010-11, he's got the balls to make changes!

Posted by: C. | Apr 2, 2009 6:26:23 PM

Revshawn What do you mean a lot to spend. This is a team in depserate need of a QB. DOn't be fooled b the couple of good games KO had last year, the guy is a bust. Like Moose said, "Chicago is the place WR go to die". Cutler changes that overnight.

Posted by: Panix | Apr 2, 2009 6:30:35 PM

Wow!! It looks like the management of the Chicago Bears knows how to build a winning team. It is by having a young pro-bowl QUARTERBACK!!! Look for the Bears to go to the playoffs next year because of this move. Sadly, my Panthers will probably just miss the playoffs or get in only to get blown out again......because they have no QUARTERBACK!!!!

Posted by: Snoozer | Apr 2, 2009 6:38:03 PM

Well the Panthers have decided to be plain and boring for the next five years. Hope you all are ready for maybe one playoff birth during that time. Ill make sure to get direct TV so i dont have to watch them. Get ready for 6-10 every freakin year. How long do you think they can hold on to two good running backs that make up most of the offense

Posted by: clay | Apr 2, 2009 6:46:50 PM

You 're wrong its a 5th round the bears will get do anybody think the broncos with 4 1st round pick in the next 2 years plus alot of pick this year will be in the talk for Peppers hey what about a three way trade Clevand send Brady Quinn to us we send Pppeers to the Broncos the Broncos give the Brown some picks we also get a pick. undisclosed pick.

Posted by: TILII | Apr 2, 2009 6:58:42 PM

Brady Quinn sucks

Posted by: clay | Apr 2, 2009 7:10:40 PM

@ Panix

There are plenty of Quarterbacks to be had in the NFL Draft. TWO 1st round picks AND a 3rd rounder is a high price to pay for ANY player in the NFL, even Peytan Manning or Tom Brady. They're going to be hard pressed for players in the draft the next couple years.

At the same time, this is a good decision if they want to win now. They have an excellent defense, and as you say it has the possibility of instantly changing their wideouts to Pro-Bowlers. They will contend for the NFL Championship next year.

Posted by: Revshawn | Apr 2, 2009 7:13:08 PM

I would have loved to have Cutler, but Everything I want to happen to this team isn't going to happen until they get rid of fox......I'm not even angry at jake anymore.....it's not his fault fox won't replace him....if fox told one of us to go out there and play QB we'd do it no matter how bad we sucked....every problem with this team in the up coming year will be on fox...no more dropping the buc on "injuries" or "coordinators" I then will turn my anger towards Jerry Richardson! I feel for him and his family for what they are going through and I am thankful he is doing well..but....if he can't make the hard choices...such as (to FIRE! J. Fox) if he misses playoffs this up coming year..then his son needs to take over....since we are wasting away one of the best WR's of all time..career...

Posted by: Cheven | Apr 2, 2009 7:18:23 PM


The Bears are getting the 2009 3rd rounder back the Broncos. So, the trade involved the Bears giving up Orton, a 2009 1st rounder, and a 2010 1st rounder in exchange for Cutler and a 2009 3rd rounder. This does not sound that unreasonable.

Posted by: DBIGCAT | Apr 2, 2009 7:34:29 PM

GREAT MOVE by the Bears. They get there QB who happens to be a hometown boy. Jersey sales there will go through the roof and the stadium will be a-rockin'. The price to the Bears will be absorbed with absolute glee.
Now maybe the Panthers can convince Peppers agent to approach both New England and Denver to get a decent trade offer for the Panthers to consider!

Posted by: GooseCreek | Apr 2, 2009 7:42:12 PM

I never said it was unreasonable, just that the price was high. It's a great move by the Bears.

Posted by: Revshawn | Apr 2, 2009 7:52:49 PM

Denver decides to trade Cutler and it takes a week. We try to trade Peppers and we are still waiting for progress. What the heck?

Posted by: Dave | Apr 2, 2009 8:12:26 PM

Cutler is at best an above average QB. Anybody that thinks the Bears are now a Super Bowl contender should stick with watching the other football, soccer. As far as everyone that wants Jake gone or Fox fired.....there's a reason you don't have a job in the NFL.

Posted by: mo skeeter | Apr 2, 2009 8:28:29 PM

Dave, you are an idiot. If you had seen one game last year you would agree with the rest of us. Our QB and coach need to go away!!

Posted by: Roberto | Apr 2, 2009 8:32:31 PM

Cower???!!! He wins one Super Bowl in 18 years and he's the greatest coach there is. When Dean Smith was doing that at UNC, all the Heel Haters said he sucked, couldn't win it all. Kinda like Cowher.

Posted by: replay man | Apr 2, 2009 8:33:03 PM

Maybe we can trade Pep to the Broncos for those two picks!

Posted by: Caniac Jack | Apr 2, 2009 8:49:10 PM

Cutler does not make the Bears an instant championship caliber team. They have no WR's and the OL is pathetic. He might be able to get them in as a wild card.

Posted by: Leonard | Apr 2, 2009 8:49:40 PM

All you Jake haters are the first to praise him when he has a great game or performs another come from behind win.
And if you say that it is in spite of him you probably forget that someone has to throw the ball and direct the offense. That person is called the quarterback. Duh!

Posted by: Leonard | Apr 2, 2009 8:52:29 PM

Jay Cutler is gonna be Veal Cutlet in the Bears' offense.

Posted by: dogear | Apr 2, 2009 8:58:53 PM

I believe reply man is on to something. Denver runs a 3-4 defense. they defense was ranked liked 28th in the league last year. They now can offer us their 18th in the first round and 3rd round picks they just received from Chicago; and still have the 12th pick in the draft to pick on of the top QBs or another defensive hole. And the Panthers would be trading Peppers to an AFC team. This all makes sense as long as pampered Peppers agrees to play for the Broncos

Posted by: bsadowski | Apr 2, 2009 9:10:45 PM

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