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Report: Skins “will try something” to get Cutler

Mar 17, 2009, 9:27 PM EDT

According to a story by my friend John Keim at the Washington Examiner, the Washington Redskins are trying to swing a deal for disgruntled Denver quarterback Jay Cutler.

The story does not indicate that a deal is close, only that the Redskins are trying to get something done. The source for Keim’s story said that “They (the Redskins) to not trust Jason Campbell.”

Regardless of whether or not the team brass “trusts” the incumbent QB, Cutler would represent an upgrade at the position. He made the Pro Bowl last year, throwing for over 4,500 yards and 25 touchdowns.

There would be a lot to be worked out to make any deal for Cutler work and the chances of it happing are still slim. But Keim appears to have uncovered some fire to go with the smoke that usually is billowing around Ashburn every time a high-profile player becomes available.

  1. dr WNC - Mar 17, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    I’m sorry to see some smoke, and hopes the fire does go out.

  2. Joe in Raleigh - Mar 17, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    I’m not ready to give up on Campbell and I hope Zorn isn’t either. PFT claims that the Redskins have already debunked the rumor. I hope Florio is right.

  3. Anonymous - Mar 18, 2009 at 12:52 AM

    are you kidding me ?

    to get a qb with the kind of skills and attitude that Cutler has ?

    i bet there were people who wanted Norm Snead to remain Redskin QB way back when too..

    Pull the pin on that trade as soon as possible. We wont get a shot at another qb like Cutler in a long time.. Just Do It !!!

    Shally

  4. The Analyst - Mar 18, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    I don’t buy it. I don’t see how we fit him under the cap. I would much rather see them try to go after Levi Jones, who is allegedly on the trading block also. Put Jason Campbell behind a great O-line, and he will suddenly start looking like a star. Remember Mark Rypien, an average quarterback at best, but behind the Hogs he looked like a superstar. Build the trenches, all the rest will follow.

  5. Anonymous - Mar 18, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    rypien looked good for ONE year..he was totally dependent upon the team around him being a powerhouse.

    you really think there is any chance of assembling that level of talent again now, or any time soon ? with snyder and cerrato instead of gibbs ?
    even without a firm salary cap ?

    i dont.

    shally

  6. The Analyst - Mar 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    you really think there is any chance of assembling that level of talent again now, or any time soon ?

    No I don’t, but I don’t really think it much matters who our quarterback is right now either. Short of the second coming of Joe Montana or Fran Tarkenton that is, and I don’t get the sense that Cutler is in that class.

    No, what we really need is O-Line, D-Line, LB’s, K’s, PR’s… The list is endless. Quarterback is the least of our problems.

    Cheers

  7. qtdiary - Mar 19, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Not the worst idea in the world, especially since I expect to see Shanahan replace Zorn in 010 – the Skins front office has a long history of trading with Denver. We could really use his intelligence when it comes to drafting players.

    Back to Cutler – Duh. This is exactly what we need to get Colt ready, and cut JC loose. His chance has come and gone.

  8. English_Skin - Mar 23, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Cutler will be an upgrade, maybe but he WILL cost the Franchise too much and what we gain will be out weighed by what it will cost us!

    We have too many holes to fill with not enough options available to fill them and we dont want to be in this position next year by giving up Picks now.

  9. Anonymous - Mar 25, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    Remember when Brunell was our QB
    (the defense was ranked 31st) and
    EVERYONE was SCREAMING for him to
    be replaced ?

    Over the past 2 1/2 years Jason’s
    stats are worse.

    I hate to say it, but he’s the
    nicest QB you every had to bench.

  10. sam - Mar 27, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    ok

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