Dallas Fan Has a Question… And It’s a Good One. How About Matt Stafford In a Broncos Uniform?

im a cowboys fan, but i wanted a lions fans opinion…why doesnt detroit offer up their second round pick (#33) for Jay Cutler? the chiefs got cassel for less, so the QB trade value is down this year. then, yall could go Jason Smith or another OT with #1 and a DE at #20? the DB’s are upgraded already with Henry and Buchanon, and JP in the LB corps instant upgrade…if Laurinitus or Maualuga are there at 20, grab them, but Robert Ayers or a Paul Kruger-type also fills the all-purpose DE yall need…what do you think

This was in my comments on the last post, and I sort of addressed this in my Jay Cutler scenarios post (like 2 posts down from this), but I wanted to go into further detail anyway and this yields me a fine opportunity. 

I would absolutely love the scenario you layed out Krobot, however, I don’t think Denver will give up Cutler for a no. 20 pick, and definitely not for the 33rd pick. 

Here’s the thing: Denver is starting to take a black eye in this fairly ugly situation, but I don’t feel they will give up Cutler without getting someone who can play quarterback for them. They are a pretty solid football team, missing the playoffs by only one single game. They aren’t exactly inclined to blow the team up. There are strong and consistent pieces in their puzzle and with the running game they always deliver, all you have to do is protect possession at the QB position. So in spite of this situation making them look bad,  I think they are going to stick to their guns. We don’t really have a QB to offer them. 

Unless we can get them to fall in love with Stafford. 

Then I think the art of the deal can begin; and its a possibility right now, Stafford had his senior day at Georgia and looked pretty damn good in regards to sheer throwing ability. He did it standing, he did it scrambling left and right. He looked pretty good. 

I think Denver would be a good fit for Matt… They can develop him in a manner that he deserves; The Lions need a guy like Cutler. He’s a little cocky. He’s young. He’s talented… He’s got this swagger. He can win games. He’s done it. Stafford could walk into here with a positive attitude and a high energy level, but he hasn’t done it in the Pro’s yet. He needs a team with a little bit of structure to it, something already there that needs the right piece. 

Cutler’s problem in Denver is that he doesn’t fit in. He’s outspoken, a black sheep if you will, and Denver has a primarily veteran squad that wants things a certain way. I think Stafford would fit in there. And Cutler can bring to Detroit a little bit of cockiness… a little bit of “I’ve done this before and I can do it here. Run your route Calvin, I’ll get the ball to you”. Someone that can tell Kevin Smith that every time he breaks a 10 yard run, that opens up Calvin for a 40 yard bomb. 

I don’t think our 1st for Cutler and their 12th is overpaying or undercompensating. I think this draft is heavy with defensive and offensive line talent. Cornerbacks too. Something good will be at pick no. 12, there is no doubt about it and with the trade, getting Cutler would take care of the QB situation, putting in place a young and talented guy to take the reins of this Lions offense for many many years to come. Culpepper is old news guys, he’s worth one year at best and that’s banking on him not being hurt by week 5. 

We’re due for a big QB trade, let’s hope we get to see one.

Topics: 2009 Draft, 2009 NFL Draft, Broncos, Calvin Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Dante Culpepper, Denver, Detroit Lions, Jay Cutler, Kevin Smith, Matt Stafford, Trade

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  • Kliph7

    so you are saying Detroit has to get Denver interested in Stafford? Did Denver even send a major management member to Georgia’s pro day?

  • G From Detrit

    Word on Espn was Denver is starting to realize if they trade Cutler chances are pretty high they might not get a real QB in return and my just ride it out with Simms. Unless the Browns give up Anderson or QUinn but why would they trade Cutler to a team in their on conference? I heard us, TB, and Min are the main NFC teams interseted or atleast high on the list. Culpepper 1st pick in draft or if they don’t want to pay first pick money 20th and 33rd pick in the draft I think the Lions could out bid teams it just comes down to how creative the Lions can get to me.

  • http://www.prosportsdraft.webs.com Shavon

    I agree, the Lions must do whatever it takes to get Cutler before it’s too late. I don’t see the Lions using that first overall pick on Stafford unless if they’re trading it. OT is the number one priority and swapping our 1st with the Broncos 12th along with Cutler will take care of both those needs. We can still get Andre Smith or Michael Oher at 12 and both are pretty solid or if BJ Raji falls to 12 then we pick him up and draft one of the 2nd tier OTs with the 20th pick.

    Either way, this is a win win situation for the Lions as long as they don’t go crazy and give up most of their picks because they need every one of them.

  • Krobot

    can i say again that the chiefs got cassel and mike vrabel for the Chiefs second-round pick (34th overall)? thanks for posting my comment. i appreciate it…but the QB trade value is low this year. if the broncos wouldnt agree to 33 (maybe throw in stop-gap guy like Culpepper), then 20 would definitely get him. they could package the 20 and 12 or 33 and 12 (whichever), and move in for stafford or sanchez (i hate sanchez as a prospect but thats another time). the odds of a number one draft choice being traded arent good (eli’s crying and teh Vick for LT trade are the only recent ones i know of), so sending a later pick makes more since to me.

  • Krobot

    can i say again that the chiefs got cassel and mike vrabel for the Chiefs second-round pick (34th overall)? thanks for posting my comment. i appreciate it…but the QB trade value is low this year. if the broncos wouldnt agree to 33 (maybe throw in stop-gap guy like Culpepper), then 20 would definitely get him. they could package the 20 and 12 or 33 and 12 (whichever), and move in for stafford or sanchez (i hate sanchez as a prospect but thats another time). the odds of a number one draft choice being traded arent good (eli’s crying and teh Vick for LT trade are the only recent ones i know of), so sending a later pick makes more sense to me.

  • Kevin Ferguson

    the chiefs getting cassel for a 2nd rounder means one of two things:

    it’s a present from the Pats to their guy Pioli, kind of a thank you for all of your hard work, Brady is good to go so we’re set for a few more years,

    OR

    Cassel isn’t all that and a bag of donuts and the Pats know that he’s just a product of their system.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    kevin “massy” ferguson, you nailed over that like a tractor going thru soft dirt, baby