How Jay Cutler Affects the NFL Draft


Published: April 1, 2009


... shopping Jay Cutler based on the team’s inability to mend the fences that were broken when trade rumors floated around the league earlier last month. 

Cutler, who has proven to be a very good statistical quarterback despite not winning anything to date, will warrant many looks by teams around the league.  It seems teams need quarterbacks more this year than in prior years, and Cutler could be the answer for both teams rebuilding and those that need that “final piece.” 

What the trade for Cutler means is that the NFL Draft could be greatly affected, depending on what team he goes to.

The team that everyone talks about is the obvious one—the Detroit Lions.  Not only do they have a gaping hole at quarterback (Daunte Culpepper currently first on the depth chart) and could use Cutler to jump start the offense, but they also hold two first round draft picks (No. 1 and No. 20), meaning they have a lot to work with in what t...

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