Denver Broncos 3 worst trades in franchise history
Denver Broncos worst trade of all-time: The Jay Cutler trade
Denver Broncos receive:
- 2009 1st-round pick
- 2010 1st-round pick
- 2009 3rd-round pick
- QB Kyle Orton
Chicago Bears receive:
- QB Jay Cutler
- 2009 5th-round pick
Anytime this gets brought up, I think a lot of people decide that the Jay Cutler trade was of the “no harm no foul” variety.
Look at the way everything turned out for the Denver Broncos, right?
I mean, they ended up getting Peyton Manning which led us to where we are today which is with Russell Wilson as the team’s QB.
Listen, I’m not saying I would rather not have had the Peyton Manning years. What I am saying is that at the time this trade was made, it was so bad I questioned my allegiance to the team.
This was a trade that I feel Pat Bowlen should have stepped in and vetoed.
Cutler was a young quarterback who had just made the Pro Bowl. In a moment of absolute hubris, Josh McDaniels felt like his imprint on the team would be so strong that he wouldn’t need Jay Cutler to be successful.
He figured he could do things his own way.
I have no issue with a coach/GM wanting their own guy at the QB position, but the idea on paper of bringing in McDaniels’ offensive genius in combination with Cutler and the offensive core Mike Shanahan left behind?
Apparently, it was too good to be true.
After Cutler’s Pro Bowl appearance in 2008-09, we’d never see him suit up for the Denver Broncos again.
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Sure, things turned out okay for the Denver Broncos, but that’s not the point. The point is, this was a horrible trade and the most embarrassing situation in team history.