After trade demands, Jay Cutler is now a Bear

In recent news the Chicago Bears drafted Denver Broncos quarter back Jay Cutler. To acquire Cutler, the Bears had to give up quarterback Kyle Orton and first-round picks from 2009 and 2010, along with a third-round pick from 2009.

To complete the trade, the Broncos had to give back a fifth-round pick from the 2009 draft.

That pick was acquired by the Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks in a trade for wide receiver Keary Colbert according to

The Bears beat out the Redskins, Buccaneers, Lions, Titans and other teams to land the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback.

The Broncos had made it clear they were asking for at least two first-round choices.

Cutler decided he wanted to be traded after he found out that Coach Josh McDaniels tried to draft the Patriots’ Matt Kassle.

The Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said he and McDaniels were unable to reach Cutler in the past 10 days.

As a result of the missed calls the Broncos decided to trade Cutler, whom they were convinced “no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos.”

Cutler’s agent, Bus Cook, said the Broncos first got in touch with him on Tuesday.

Cutler is halfway through the six-year, $48 million contract he signed as the 11th overall pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2006 draft. He’s 17-20 as Broncos starter, although that’s misleading because of Denver’s dismal defense, according to

According to, there were two meetings designed to clear the air only raised Cutler’s distrust.

Still, McDaniels insisted that Cutler was his “go to” guy and he said at last week’s NFL owners meetings he would do everything he could to repair their relationship.

Denver will receive a good player in Orton. He  threw for 2,972 yards while completing 272 of 465 passes and throwing more touchdowns (18) than interceptions (12) after beating out

Rex Grossman for the starting job. But he wasn’t the same after being carted off the field with a sprained ankle against Detroit midway through the season.

The Bears will get a great player, but often petulant passer who is going from the long shadow of John Elway in Denver to the Windy City, where he’ll be under just as much scrutiny all according to