When the Lions choose first in the draft on April 25th, I hope they don't take a quarterback like many others feel.  But there is a quarterback out there who I'd use the number one pick to acquire-- Jay Cutler of the Denver Broncos.  But whether he's truly available or not remains to be seen.

     The Lions need a quarterback with the departure of Kitna and Orlovsky.  Culpepper, Stanton and Henson aren't the answer longterm.  But Cutler is a budding young star who threw for 4,200 yards last season and is apparently disgruntled in Denver for several reasons.  If the Lions can make a deal to get Cutler and it costs them the first round pick so be it.  He is proven-- taking a college quarterback with the first pick is a different proposition because none of those guys have any proven NFL experience of course.  The risk is much higher than what Cutler would be.  Even if Denver wants more than just the first pick I'd consider it.

     Yes the Lions need a lot more than just a quarterback.  They have acquired a starting defensive back in Anthony Henry from Dallas in the Kitna trade and Tuesday they signed free agent receiver Bryant Johnson to play on the other side of Calvin Johnson.  Bryant caught 45 passes last season with the San Francisco 49ers.  So the Lions are making moves and that of course is good in that they can't go lower than 0-16 with the previous cast.

     But I think Jay Cutler is a quarterback to build a team around.  I doubt the deal will happen because Denver can't be stupid enough to let him go-- but if a deal is out there Lions, make it.  You'll still  have two prominent draft choices at number 20 and 33 to get help elsewherer.


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  • by Dennis Location: Jackson on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:19 AM
    Even though I'm not a Lions Fan I think the Lions should trade Away their 1round pick to Denver For Cutler and a 2nd round pick in this years draft. they need a lot of HELP. Culpepper is not the answer.
  • by John Location: Jackson on Mar 7, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    Absolutely the Lions should go after Cutler. If Denver had anything resembling an NFL defense this past season, they would have been in the playoffs and Jay Cutler would have had even more national exposure. Cutler to Calvin Johnson has a nice ring to it.
  • by Dino Location: Concord on Mar 6, 2009 at 04:40 AM
    If Cutler is disgruntled with Denvers front office , how would he fel about Detroit?
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