Bears Trade for a Quarterback Just a Little Too Late


Published: April 4, 2009


... class="MsoNormal" >When the Denver Broncos traded Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears, what shocked me first was how much more the Broncos got than the New England Patriots did when they traded Matt Cassel to the Chiefs.

Cutler, just like Cassel, has had one Pro Bowl-caliber season, but Cassel doesn’t come with the baggage Cutler brings. So why did the Patriots get just a second-round pick, while the Broncos got two first-round picks and a third-round pick?

The other reason the trade surprised me is because I don’t understand why, all of the sudden, the Bears felt the need to get a quality quarterback. Over the last few years, they easily could have gotten a quality quarterback like Cutler for a package similar to the one they offered to the Broncos. 

As glad as I am that the Bears finally have a capable quarterback, I'm just as upset that it took...

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