Cutting Jay Cutler Loose
By March 16, 2009 9:52 AM
It appears that quarterback Jay Cutler and the Denver Broncos will go their separate ways, reports ESPN
, which writes that Cutler will not report to a team meeting today and that he has asked to be traded after a meeting Sunday with new head coach Josh McDaniels did not go well.
Speculation already surrounds where Cutler may go. (The Jets need a quarterback, as thisÂ New York Times blog notes
.)Â It seemed Cutler was destined to leave by late last week, whenÂ The Denver Post
Â reported that he was selling the lavishÂ Parker home that he paid $1.34 million for in 2006Â
Team owner Pat Bowlen, meanwhile, toldÂ 9News
Â yesterday that he's "disappointed in the whole picture, not just disappointed that we might lose our star quarterback."
The so-called McJaygate scandal began when McDaniels, New England's former offensive coordinator, entertained the notion of trading Cutler to Tampa Bay in a deal that would have brought quarterback Matt Cassel from the Patriots to the Broncos.