Jay Cutler is a Chicago Bear.
My one wish once I realized the Vikings had no interest in Cutler was that he didn't end up in the division. So he ends up in the division.
And now, instead of having to face one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL twice a year (Aaron Rodgers), the Vikings have to face two of the best young quarterbacks twice a year. Repeating as NFC North champs just got a little harder.
The Bears apparently gave up quite a lot to get Cutler. But they get a lot in return as well. Cutler won't have much to throw to other than Greg Olsen, and his offensive line sometimes has trouble keeping a quarterback upright, but he should make both of those positions better. And I imagine Matt Forte has a big smile on his face.
Thoughts on the deal anyone? Would giving up the Vikings number one pick this year and in 2010, plus, say, Sage Rosenfels (assuming the Broncos would have taken the bait, which is assuming a lot) have been worth it?
My opinion is yes, it would have been worth it.
Not to worry though, Brad Childress informs us John David Booty is really progressing.