Dear Jay Cutler,
You are not Peyton Manning. Letís first establish this, hell youíre not even Phillip Rivers. Making a pro-bowl does not justify you thinking such, throwing or an ungodly amount of yards does not either. You threw 18 interceptions last year and had a mediocre passer rating to put it nicely. You had an average season for someone who played in a passing offense.
So when the new guy in charge wants to bring in his guy, act your age. You went to Vanderbilt, youíre obviously fairly intelligent. I would expect someone who went to Vanderbilt to be able to understand that the NFL is a business and that often times in a business you bring in people who you are comfortable working with. When the news leaked, several hours after Cassel was already on his way to the chiefs, you decided to go emo on our entire team. You had every right to be angry, but the NFL is a business and youíre a pawn. With the exception of 4-5 players, every player is a pawn in the ownersí master plans to make money.
1. Draft Cutler
2. Suck for 2 seasons
3. Start Cutler
4. Miss the playoffs
See the flaw? I do. The basis for financial success in the NFL is to win games, create luxury boxes, sell boxes and laugh. The quarterback is the most important position on the field and team success is often put on their shoulders, some people think Eli Manning is better than Marino for this very season. You havenít done shit in your career; youíre like Colt Brennan only Colt Brennan isnít a giant douche who canít accept the fact that there are better quarterbacks out there. As I have said, I do not blame you for getting upset, but I can think of several ways to deal without looking like this.
Broncos: Hmm, Cutler is good, but Iíd like to have a player Iím familiar with./ talks trade
Cutler: Iím not actually going to comment, but I will plant stories through my agent about being upset about this for some reason.
Broncos: Hey Jay, I understand youíre upset but weíre really happy to have you here, we just wanted one of our guys, but since heís traded weíre good with you. Go Broncos!
Cutler: /silence, hides somewhere, plants rumours
Broncos: Hey, Jay weíve been hearing things about you wanting a trade, if possible can you hop on a plane and come here, we want to work this out.
Cutler: /silence, moves to new hiding spot
Broncos: Ok, since you donít want to see us, can you tell us where youíre staying so we can meet.
Cutler: /wants trade
It isnít even that bad that you wanted a trade in the first place, I donít agree with it but itís you right. But when you started to ignore calls and go hide somewhere with Waldo you just get the overall feeling that youíre a douche. The team is now pretty much forced to trade an untradeable asset because this 25 year old didnít like the idea that somebody out there might be more desired. Cassel had a better season than you playing against better opponents and is familiar with the head coach. The fact that this trade is creating outrage baffles my mind.
You are not an elite NFL quarterback, you make dumb decisions too often and you are very inconsistent. The fact that the coach wanted someone who was better and more consistent in his first season starting should not shock you. Iím not saying youíre not better than Cassel I am merely pointing out that statistically against weaker opponents your stats are inferior to his. Blame your shitty running game all you want, the Patriots couldnít run either.
Perhaps it was going to Vanderbilt that gave you this undeserving ego, perhaps it was putting up average numbers in a system, I do not know. I do know this however; I hope you get traded to like Detroit so you can spend the next chunk of your life in a dirty cesspool of drugs and crime. Denverís clean air and ski resorts nearby will look pretty nice when youíre stuck in a city known for being unappealing in every way.
We Canadians are actually trying to pass a bill that would make you cover that zit up. The fine residents of Windsor should not have to look across the lake in the morning to see Detroit.