Jay Cutler is once again the hot topic of rumors that swirling around the online news nowadays. Up to this time, the 33-year old quarterback is still a free agent after the Chicago Bears release him earlier this month. Though earlier reports are saying that he might retire already after being let go by the Bears, latest news has it that he could find his way back to the team who drafted him, the Denver Broncos.
Jay Cutler was once a member of the Denver Broncos, who drafted him in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. From a third-stringer on the Broncos quarterback depth chart, Broncos then head coach Mike Shanahan promoted him to be starting quarterback on his rookie year replacing Jake Plummer on the spot.
Though Jay Cutler never led the Broncos to a playoff appearance during his three-year tenure as a quarterback for the team, he made good account of himself by registering 9,024 passing yards for 54 touchdowns at a 62.45 percent completion rate on his passes. And now, after spending eight seasons with the Chicago Bears, will the Denver Broncos try to get him back?
Last month, Broncos Wire reported that the return of Jay Cutler to the Denver Broncos is 'plausible' but not likely to happen. During that time, reports are spreading that the Chicago Bears are shopping Cutler to other teams in exchange for a mid- to high-round draft picks which the Broncos don't have. But now that the one-time Pro Bowler is open to being acquired without the necessary asset or picks to give up, it makes sense for the Broncos to recall Cutler and be starting QB for the team next season.
Though the Denver Broncos still have Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch as the remaining QB for the team, many believed that both players are still not capable of leading the team to be a contender. Prove to it is their failure to enter the playoffs and defend the title last season. And Jay Cutler is a logical choice for the Broncos to consider as the main signal caller next season.
The Denver Broncos could give Jay Cutler one to two-year deal and help develop the Siemian and Lynch to be the future quarterback of the team. As for Cutler, this could be his opportunity to give back to the team who give him the break to grow as a QB in the league.
Will we see Jay Cutler playing for the Denver Broncos again next season?