I'm not going to turn this in to "All Jay Cutler all the time" blog but I do want to go over what's being said out there about the possibility of Cutler in Burgundy and Gold in 2009.
Mark Maske of the Post, who used be the #1 source for Redskins stuff like this, is doubtful that it will happen.
Coach Jim Zorn said at the annual league meeting last week that the Redskins weren't among the teams pursuing a trade for Cutler. But that hasn't stopped the speculation linking the club to Cutler. Zorn also said that any NFL coach would have to contemplate the possibilities if the Broncos called and offered Cutler in a trade. One problem for the Redskins is that their options are limited because of a lack of draft picks. And it isn't like Jason Campbell played poorly in his first year with Zorn. It says here that the Redskins trading for Cutler is a long shot, but they're included on the list because so many others are convinced they'll be a factor in this.
I don't really see where the Redskins are lacking draft picks to get this done. They have a first, a third, and all of their high 2010 picks. Some combination of those, along with Jason Campbell, would be enough to get it done. And if he's actually believing Zorn's denials he needs to go back to Journalism 101.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post is closer to the Broncos end of the situation and he believes that Cutler could welll wind up with Washington:
The Washington Redskins are among the leading candidates to pull off a deal for Cutler. The Redskins have a proven young quarterback in Jason Campbell and would meet the Broncos' preference of dealing Cutler outside their American Football Conference. The Redskins also have the No. 13 selection in this year's draft on April 25, one spot behind the Broncos.
This seems to be sheer speculation on the part of the writer as he refers to no sources that say that the Broncos would have any interest in Campbell. In fact, I have been told that the Broncos wouldn't be interested in Campbell as Cutler's replacement. However, that was before Pat Bowlen's announcement last night. Things can change when you've committed to dealing a player away.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated, who nailed Albert Haynesworth coming to the Skins mentions six teams as possibilities in a short article, none of them the Redskins. It doesn't seem like he's done much digging here yet.
Mike Florio at PFT is jumping on this with both feet. While noting that the blog is called the "Rumor Mill", he even links a possible Cutler arrival with Mike Shanahan taking the reins of the team in 2010—or sooner. Florio isn't always right but, unlike many others, he admits it when he isn't. And he does have some decent sources.
Ryan O'Halloran at the Washington Times is wondering why the Redskins would want Cutler, given that they have Campbell.
I don't know why they would. Look at the above options teams are left with if they don't get Cutler. I'd take Campbell to start over any of those quarterbacks. And that will be the Redskins' main problem, even if they want Cutler. They simply don't have the ammunition (picks) to make a deal.
It may well be true that the other teams he mentions, teams such as Minnesota and Chicago, are in more desperate QB straits than are the Redskins. But Cutler would represent a clear upgrade and the Skins never have been a team to focus strictly on filling needs.
Mr. Irrelevant, Jamie Mottram, doesn't think that Cutler is enough of an upgrade to warrant shipping out the 13th overall pick. I disagree in the comments.