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Jay Cutler, Brett Favre and a Guy Named Bus

Rumors of Broncos starting quarterback Jay Cutler being traded continue to dominate the minds of Vikings fans. They ask themselves questions like would the Broncos really do it? What would the cost be? What are the Vikings willing to pay? And so on… and so on… and so on.

The recent news of Cutler and McDaniels conference call, that sounds to have been a cordial conversation at best (see, has not helped to keep those questions from popping up in our minds (yes, mine too). So what are the answers to those questions? Well, I don’t know. To steal a page from Coach Childress’s playbook (Assuming he does in fact have a, you know… playbook) one would have to be a “clairvoyant” to know how this will all turn out in the end.

Here’s what I do know.

* Franchise quarterbacks of Cutler’s stature and age getting traded is unheard of.
* The Vikings would doubtless have to give up a lot (think Chester Taylor, our #22 pick, and then some) to retain his services.
* The Broncos don’t exactly seem to have a plan B quarterback, and I doubt they’re interested in taking one of the Viking quarterbacks, so this would probably need to be a three way trade.

So, after all of that, I think it is highly unlikely that this deal goes down with the Vikings or anyone else.

However, there’s one little bit of information that keeps getting passed over by the media that keeps me open to the idea that this could maybe – just maybe – be a small possibility hidden somewhere deep within the realm of reality.

Last year there was a quarterback that had multiple years remaining on his contract that wanted out of Green Bay. I think you know who I’m talking about. He complained, and whined, and kicked up a bunch of dirt until the Packers had virtually no choice but to trade him. The Vikings were reportedly on the top of Favre’s list of teams he’d like to go to, and the Pack even filed tampering charges against the Vikings. They traded him to a team as far away as possible, in another conference, and moved on. The man who reportedly orchestrated the whole debacle goes by the name of Bus Cook, and he’s Brett’s agent.

So a year later, we’re sitting here watching a quarterback that is not happy and wants out. He’s going through practically the same motions that Brett went through (maybe we’ll see him interviewed by Greta Van Susteren next week) and I can’t help but wonder if Cutler’s agent, Bus Cook, is looking for a repeat performance.

And why not? If he could pry a living legend away from the franchise where he gained his legendary status and get the Jets to pay him a bunch of money, then why wouldn’t the same thing work with Cutler? Cutler is much less of an icon in Denver than Favre is/was in Green Bay. Minnesota is a team in a different conference than Denver.

To reiterate, I don’t see this happening, but if anyone can get it done… it’s probably Bus Cook.

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  1. […] Denver quarterback Jay Cutler continues to take turns towards the interesting. As we’ve mentioned once or twice Cutler’s agent, Bus Cook, is busy behind the curtains of the NFL stage trying to direct […]

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