Wow. Read here. Can’t believe the Bears have actually pulled the trigger here. Sounds like they gave up a bunch to get him too:
- 2 first round picks
- 1 third round pick
- 1 poor-beard-growing Kyle Orton
In return they get Cutler and a 5th round pick.
What surprises me is that the Bears actually made an aggressive move. They don’t often do stuff like this. While I hope that this serves as a wake-up call of sorts for Ted Thompson (…that other NFC North teams aren’t just sitting around: Detroit with a bunch of new players, MN as reigning NFC North champs and Chicago now with a reputable QB), I have to say, I am not a big fan of Jay Cutler so I am not as frightened by this signing as other Packer fans.
Look, Jay Cutler is good. He has thrown up some pretty impressive stats since starting for Denver. But I don’t think he’s going to be that good in this division with the Bears. He won’t have Brandon Marshall, Tony Scheffler and Eddie Royal. He’ll have Matt Forte and that’s about it. Also, in general last season, Orton didn’t get the greatest protection so Cutler could be running for his life (especially from the Pack’s new 3-4).
The best part of this is that really, ever since he came into the league, I have not been a fan of Cutler – seems like a tool – so it won’t be difficult for me to hate him as the new QB for the Bears.