After a tepid meeting yesterday, it has become apparent that QB Jay Cutler and new Broncos’ coach Josh McDaniels have not kissed and made up. Cutler is still under the assumption that he will be traded before draft day even though the Broncos’ ownership has made several public statements denying this. So the questions is, should the Jaguars try to pursue Jay Cutler?
I think so and here is how it can be done. The deal would have to include sending David Garrard to the Broncos plus probably our second round pick and some other minor pick next year or another player. I don’t see the Jaguars giving up their first round pick in a trade package unless they swap first round picks with the Broncos. So let’s flesh this out:
Second Round Pick
2010 Fourth Round Pick
or maybe something like this:
Broncos First Round Pick (#12)
Jaguars First Round Pick (#8)
Jaguars Second Round Pick
If Gene Smith really wants to rebuild the team then a big move like this is how it needs to be done. We get Jay Cutler then with our first round pick we take a Jeremy Maclin or Percy Harvin. Bam. All of a sudden we have a passing game and one that actually lets us stretch the field. It is really hard to establish a running game without some sort of threat of a long pass. This will take pressure off of Maurice Jones Drew and make us a contender instantly.
But it is probably just wishful thinking.