The Star-Trib reported Tuesday morning that talks are “on-going” between the Vikings and Broncos over quarterback Jay Cutler, who remains in a state of supreme miffedness after finding out the team wanted to trade him for Matt Cassel. The paper notes that it is “unknown” what the Vikings might be offering in exchange…but my guess is that they’re trying to sell Denver on Tarvaris Jackson, who would become completely useless to us were we to acquire Cutler. Obviously, draft picks would have to be included. I do not, however, think the Vikes would have to cough up Chester Taylor as has been suggested. Maybe Denver prefers Sage Rosenfels – I’m guessing they’d have to get at least one quarterback in the deal, unless there’s someone out there they have their eye on (Jeff Garcia) – but I personally would rather give them T-Jack and keep Sage as the back-up. The best thing about that is the smallness of the contract Sage signed. This is all just rumor and speculation so far, but it’s starting to build up steam.
Oh, by the way – Cutler’s agent Bus Cook is denying a Peter King report that had Cutler requesting a trade earlier this off-season. Favre‘s boy Bus Cook slapping down Favre’s other boy Peter King? There’s dissension in the ranks!