We Might As Well Just Call This Now: Jay Cutler Is Going To Be A Redskin. Shanahan To Join Up In 2010?
The question is who is actually crazy enough to give up this much? Well, The Washington Post is reporting that the Redskins are actively pursuing Cutler. A source told the Post that the Redskins were trying to complete the deal as quickly as possible, although the Bucs and New York Jets were also reportedly interested.
A Broncos source has also said that Cutler could be moved as early as tomorrow.
So let me just rephrase the last two paragraphs. Cutler is basically already a Redskin. Because let's be honest here, Dan Snyder is crazy. No one will outbid him for Cutler. We all know that. Plus when Snyder wants something he'll do whatever it takes to get it, and he reportedly wants Cutler really badly.
What makes all of this even more intriguing is that everyone is also well aware that Snyder desperately wants to get his hands on Mike Shanahan when Shanahan comes back to coaching, presumably in 2010. Snyder will have to compete with Jerry Jones to get him, but if Snyder already has Cutler as a 'Skin, it would seem almost set in stone that Shanahan would reunite with Cutler. Remember, Shanahan has always been very high on Cutler.
So, even though I mocked Snyder at the beginning of this post, perhaps he's crazy like a fox. If Snyder lands Cutler, and I think he will, then he probably lands Shanahan as well in 2010.
Trading for Cutler - regardless of the cost - may be the first smart thing Snyder has ever done.