Monday, March 16, 2009

New Options For the Lions...

The Detroit Lions have the first pick in this year's NFL draft. It has been highly speculated that they would use that selection to draft former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford. However, now that Denver has damaged quarterback Jay Cutler's feelings reportedly beyond repair, the Lions might take a serious look into acquiring Cutler by trade with the Broncos. It makes sense.
After all, the Lions have a total of 5 picks in the first 81 choices. That's a good thing, because coming off of an 0-16 season, drafts choices are about all they have to trade with. They could trade for Cutler, not have to go through the growing pains with a rookie quarterback, and still have draft selections left to rebuild with. At least Detroit has some options, and they will need them. One would expect teams like the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Bucs, both who are "quarterback needy", to join in the Cutler sweepstakes before all is said and done. It will be interesting to see the Lions approach as they attempt to get back to a competitive level in the NFL. It will also be interesting to see if Jay Cutler gets more than he bargained for.

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