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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Matt Williamson analyzes Cutler trade


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

I got a chance to catch up with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. on his thoughts on the blockbuster Jay Cutler trade.

Here is the trade breakdown: Denver sent Cutler and a fifth-round pick this year. Chicago sends Denver the No. 18 overall pick this year, its first-round pick in 2010, a third-round pick this year and quarterback Kyle Orton.

Here is how Williamson broke down the deal from Denver's perspective:

"Denver is obviously in the rebuilding mode. There was a lot to fix and now there is even more to fix as the Broncos just blew up their quarterback position. Yes, Denver got a lot of picks for Cutler but it has to hit on those picks. The only known talent in this trade is Cutler and he is leaving town. I do give Josh McDaniels this -- both Kyle Orton and Chris Simms will likely do better with him as their coach than in any other situation they've previously been in. But I don't know if it will be enough. The future doesn't look bright in Denver, at least, in the short term."