Broncos Looking to ‘Cut’ a Deal to Trade Star QB

1 04 2009

cutlerpenn1By Jim Chandley

As was predicted some time ago on The Democratic Fanatic, the Denver Broncos have been unable to pacify their star quarterback Jay Cutler.  They are looking to trade the QB and his six-year, $48 million contract.

Cutler has been unhappy since his name came up in trade talks when former Patriot QB Matt Cassel was available.

The young star felt unappreciated by the team after hearing the rumors and became increasingly annoyed by coach Josh McDaniels’ handling of the situation thereafter.

It’s early to say what the price will be for Cutler on the trade market, but it seems likely that he will be dealt.

“Jay is never going to play for that team again,” a source told ESPN.com. “It is a trust issue. He could never trust McDaniels again. It’s over.”

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Pats trade Cassel and Vrabel to Chiefs

28 02 2009

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By: Brendan Tyman

The Patriots have sent quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to Kansas City for the 34th pick in the upcoming draft in April.

With this move, New England has freed up $18 million in cap space and they have 3 selections in the 2nd round in April and they have more money to resign players like Vince Wilfork and Richard Seymour, whose contracts are expiring after next season.

Cassel spent 3 years on the bench until Tom Brady went down with a season-ending knee injury in the opening game against of all teams, the Chiefs. He went on to prove that he was more than a capable backup as he threw for 3474 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Also, he led the Pats to an 11-5 record.

The Patriots could not afford to keep Cassel as a backup because he would have cost $14.6 million, which is the same amount of money they are paying Brady.

Meanwhile Vrabel has been known for his versatilty as he played both inside and outside linebacker as well as lining up in the goal line offense to catch a few touchdowns, including in Super Bowl XXXVIII. He is coming off a down year with 87 tackles and just 4 sacks.