The Jay Cutler drama is over. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Bears have landed the disgruntled quarterback in exchange for their ’09 and ’10 1st round picks, their ’09 3rd round pick and QB Kyle Orton. Well, let me say this – if that was the price, then the Vikings never had a shot. I’m guessing there must’ve been a fierce bidding war between the Bears and another team (Redskins?) to drive it up that high. At any rate, we can now put the whole Cutler business to rest. I have mixed feelings about this: on the one hand, I was getting tired of the story; on the other hand, my traffic has never been better. And now we have to deal with a Bears team that sports a real quarterback. Does this make Chicago the favorite in the division?
Goodbye Brett Favre conspiracy scenario. I’ll miss you.
Update: John Clayton says the trade was Cutler and a third for the two firsts and Orton. This will, I’m sure, be cleared up presently.