Angelo just ruined the Bears for the foreseeable future. Two first round picks, a third round pick, AND Kyle Orton? Rampant desperation gone wild. When I saw that the Broncos were asking for two first round picks, I laughed out loud. (No joke, people asked me at work what was so funny) I thought for sure they would have to settle for a (low) first round pick and a player. But no – this is Herschel Walker 2.0. Kudos to the Broncos. I know what people are asking – who will QB the Broncos? Let me tell you, I wouldn’t be surprised to watch Chris Simms win the job and do well. I think McDaniels has set his team up for long term success.
As for Angelo and the Bears? Well, let’s see. They’re remaking their offensive line – again. Their best receiver is a converted corner, they have three players approaching the downside of their careers on defense that tie up a good chunk of their salary cap and they now have no first round pick until 2011. Now, it’s foolish to say the Bears did not improve their roster today – I’m not saying that at all. Cutler is a definite upgrade over Orton. But I think Bears fans will find (if they don’t know already) that quarterback play was not what kept them out of the playoffs last year – their defense did. Urlacher and company aren’t getting any younger – and Angelo just dealt away a good deal of the ammunition that should have been used to replenish on that side of the ball.
No, as a Packer fan, I’m ecstatic hearing this news. The team in our division that was a quarterback away from becoming a dominate team, the Vikings, didn’t want Cutler. The team that has desperately been searching for a quarterback since Jim McMahon was under center just overshot…by a mile.