Bucs May Not Be Able To Meet Denver’s Price

March 17th, 2009

Reports have the Broncos seeking a viable replacement for Cutler

If Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post truly has the pulse of the Broncos’ front office, the Bucs can forget about trading for disgruntled Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.

Despite nearly getting Cutler in a three-way deal from the Broncos at the end of February, Jones suggests indirectly the Bucs won’t be able to get Cutler now that he has asked for a trade.

Speaking on Sirius NFL Radio’s “The Opening Drive” with Bob Papa, Randy Cross and Peter King Tuesday morning, Jones admitted “it doesn’t look like there will be a happy ending” to the hurt feelings between the Broncos and Cutler.

But Jones noted that if the Broncos do deal Cutler, ‘they’ll want more than draft picks. They’ll want a viable alternative at quarterback,” Jones said.

Let’s see: Joe is looking at the Bucs stable of quarterbacks, and unless the Broncos consider Luke McCown a “viable alternative,” the Bucs don’t have anything to offer Denver. Son of Bob clearly isn’t a viable alternative. Hell, he’s not even a viable alternative as a beer vendor. Josh Johnson is still considered a project.

So unless the Bucs pull a three-way trade (with Cleveland or Arizona possibly?), provided Jones is to be believed, Cutler doesn’t look like he will be buying any real estate in the Tampa Bay area in the immediate future.

[UPDATE, 10:57 a.m.: King claims emphatically that the Broncos are not entertaining any offers for Cutler.]

2 Responses to “Bucs May Not Be Able To Meet Denver’s Price”

  1. cameron simms Says:

    Wow what a shocker, jet another quality player that i bet you will NOT end in bucs uniform add him to the list. Why is it that we NEVER get the top guys? not even one, i´m starting to believe that we have the cheapest owners in the league, i mean we have a nice weather state, no state tax, brand new facilities, great comunity…is it because our HC is a train wreck waiting to happen ? (i´m no gruden fan either) or is it because the deal always gets shot by the owners not willing to spend $$ to win. Does anyone have our cap numbers for the 02 season? just want to make a point why spend when you can win on less…

  2. MTM Says:

    The Bronco’s will probably try to move Cutler to an NFC team. That way they don’t have to worry about him torching them anytime soon. A lot of the candidates I am hearing about though are AFC teams (Jets, Titans, Browns).

    It will be interesting to see where Cutler goes to. It is awfully coincidental. That last year the same agent was trying to find a new home for Brett Favre. Now he is trying to find a new home for Cutler.
    Does anyone find this odd?