Jay Cutler Wants To Leave Mile High, According To NFL Reports

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Published: March 16, 2009


... team trade him.

There were rumors that Kansas City Chiefs and former New England Patriots QB Matt Cassel would be traded to Denver from New England in a potential three-way trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before Cassel was shipped to Kansas City. Apparently, Cutler did not like the idea of being potentially traded in that deal that never happened, and now wants out of Denver.

Cutler was drafted by the Broncos in the first round out of Vanderbilt. He was picked 11th overall with a draft pick acquired from St. Louis, taken one selection after Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart. After being drafted, Cutler signed a six-year deal worth $48 million, with $11 million in bonuses.

In his rookie season, Cutler replaced Jake Plummer, who had led the Broncos to the AFC Championship the season before as the starting QB. Cutler started the last five games of the season in 2006. Though he went 2-3 in that stretch, he had a 59.1 completion percentage, 1,001 yards passing, a...

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