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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Because of the onslaught of questions in light of Jay Cutler's public announcement of his trade request, we are doing a special Cutler-themed mailbag.
Jared from Rye, CO: Bill, with all the drama in Denver, I've been hearing rumblings on a Denver radio station that Tom Brady could be coming to town for Cutler and our #12 pick? Is this even conceiveable?
BW: I don't see that happening. The Patriots love Brady. That would be a shocker.
BW: My take is that McDaniels was given the same power that Shanahan had or he wouldn't have tried to get Cassel in the first place.
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BW: The No. 2 pick would have to be involved and Bulger would only be a stop-gap solution in Denver.
Josh From Toronto: bill, quick question about cutlers lack of maturity. why can he not get over his ego and come back and practice harder and train harder to show the team that they need him? it makes the most sense for a player of his calibre to shut up and work his ass off to show his worth to the broncos
BW: I think it is all a trust issue. I can see where people think Cutler is being a baby in this situation but remember he didn't start this. He didn't ask for it.
BW: I'd say a top five pick and maybe even a little more. Pro Bowl quarterbacks who are entering their fourth season don't always become available.
Dave from Utah: I know this sounds crazy, but what about firing McDaniels and Re-hiring Shanahan? This would keep Cutler happy and in Denver and Shanahan would benefit from the newly revamped defense that Denver has purchased through free agency. I know it sounds crazy, but it seems like a better idea than trading your franchise QB, or keeping an unhappy quarterback.
BW: I don't see that happening. Denver owner Pat Bowlen is standing behind McDaniels. I will tell you this: If Denver's awful for the next two years, McDaniels will be in trouble.