Jay Cutler formally demanded a trade today, and it’s a travesty. I’m not a Bronco fan, nor am I anti-Jay Cutler, but this is getting ridiculous. Cutler has been upset with the way Denver has treated him all offseason, and I can understand why. First, his name was brought up in trade rumors for ex-Patriot QB Matt Cassel. Cutler, who up until this point has been considered a franchise cornerstone, was miffed as to why Denver would want to part ways with him. Understandable. He quickly sought answers of new head coach Josh McDaniels, a former New England assistant coach who still, apparently, had a soft spot for Cassel. McDaniels mishandled the situation, first speaking with Cutler over conference call, then finally meeting with the quarterback over the weekend. In both instances, each party walked away less than enamored with the results.
So here we are today. Cutler is still upset and throwing a hissyfit about it. Like I said, I can understand why he’s frustrated with the situation, but that doesn’t justify his behavior. This is the NFL, and it’s a business. This isn’t Peewee Leagues, or high school, or even college. You can be dropped by your employer at any time, for any reason. This is the real world, Jay, not Cutlertopia. Your whiny attitude over your so-called mistreatment just doesn’t sit well with the American public. We have blue-collar workers losing jobs every hour, and here you are still with a very secure job, should you choose to take it, and all you can do is complain that your coach doesn’t like you. Well nut up, sissy. We don’t always get along with our bosses (in fact, believe it or not, a large number of people don’t like their boss), and the NFL is no exception. Sure, you may be a talented arm with a future, but what does this display of bitchy behavior tell potential suitors about your ability to fight through adversity? If you can’t grow up, you’re destined to be a first-round playoff exit QB for the rest of your life. You can’t appreciate the blessing you’ve been given, and you certainly don’t have the mentality of a winner right now. What’s going to happen when you’re team is down a TD with a minute left on the clock and you under center? Are you going to drop to the ground and start sobbing because the circumstances are too difficult for you to overcome? Look, you aren’t even close to being a proven winner yet, and this BS isn’t helping. Go win some meaningful games in January and maybe then you can talk, but until then get to know your place and shut your mouth. Nobody wants to hear you.