Media Trying To Downplay Jay Cutler’s Value in Trade to Bears


Published: April 3, 2009


... media outlets of the Jets, Redskins, Vikings, and a handful of other teams were pushing, and that's putting it lightly, for their respective GMs to do everything in their power to land Jay Cutler.

Childress was called an "idiot" by the Associated Press for not publicly divulging his interest in the 25-year-old Pro Bowl QB, the Detroit Free Press was begging the Lions to give up their first and 20th overall picks for the gun slinger, and the case was the same for teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, and many, many, many more.

All the while, Jerry Angelo sat in his office, patiently waiting to strike. Not making much of a ripple in the media or elsewhere, and thus catching everyone off guard for making what is easily the boldest move of his career in acquiring Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos, and then about a half hour later, singing Orlando Pace, a seven-time pro bowler, to a three-year $15 million deal.

I nearly had a heart attack when ...

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