Jay Cutler, Quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. It was a nice little thought. It was one of those things that we could lay up at night and think about. Julius Peppers and a 3rd round pick for Jay Cutler. The defense could be fixed at any time, but a franchise QB....wow...that sounds awesome.
Unfortunately, not only did we not receive him but he was shipped to a team that would be a perfect fit for him. It is a team with a strong running game and a powerful hard hitting defense that can cause fumbles. They have all the pieces of the puzzle, except for the biggest piece of all: a Quarterback. They were missing their team leader, the guy you can count on when all the chips are on the table. All of the sudden, now they have that. They have landed one of the best QB's in this league, irregardless of whatever the media says about them.
This immediately launches them into Super Bowl contention for today and for the near future. All the pieces are in place. Will they win 5 Super Bowls and rule the NFL from a golden throne, signaling total dominance in the NFL and the start of the end of the world? Who knows. One thing is for sure, the NFC North is going to be a great division to watch next year. If the Detroit Lions continue their mediocrity, you will have the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears, and the Minnesota Vikings all battling it out to be the top team in their division. Whomever wins that battle will be a contender to win the Super Bowl, I promise you that.
First there was Matt Cassel to the Chiefs, and now there is Jay Cutler to the Bears. Now that the Broncos have more draft picks, I wonder if we'll have Julius Peppers traded for a 1st and 2nd round pick for next year? This is going to be a great next season. I am officially hyped.
I have a question to ask the fans out there. The Panthers faced the Chicago Bears in Week 2 last year, and they managed to beat them with a score of 17-20. If the Panthers are paired up against the Chicago Bears next year, who do you have your money on? Will Jake Delhomme and the Panthers step up with their dominant running game and excellent defense, or will the Bears prove to be too much for them?