This whole nasty Jay Cutler situation in Denver? Why, it’s all just a big wacky misunderstanding, something on the level of your typical “Three’s Company” episode. The Broncos say their bitter QB wants to be traded. But Jay disagrees - he claims he doesn’t want to be removed from Mile High.
Cutler made his first public comments about Denver’s decision to put the QB on the trading block. And Jay confided in another Jay - Jay Glazer of FOXSPORTS.COM - while at Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 18 card in Nashville, of all places.
Right off the bat, Jay says he was surprised how fast the Broncos want to boot him:
“I was surprised they decided to trade me this soon,” Cutler told Glazer in his first comments since the statement was released. “I didn’t want to get traded. This wasn’t me. (The Broncos) had been going back and forth saying things, wanting me to be their quarterback and then they didn’t.”
That’s a bit different than the statement released by Broncos owner Pat Bowlen on Tuesday, which came after the team said they spoke with Cutler’s agent, James “Bus” Cook:
“A conversation with his agent earlier (Tuesday) clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Broncos,” Bowlen said. “We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”
As Limp Bizkit once told us, it’s all about the he-said, she-said bulls***. But regardless of who’s right & who’s wrong, Jay wants Broncos players & fans to know that he’s sorry about all that’s happened:
“I really didn’t want this. I love Denver. I really like my teammates. I didn’t want it to get this far.”
So if Cutler is finally kicked out of Colorado - and it’s going to be a pretty costly move for any interested NFL club - will Jay take out a full page ad in the
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS DENVER POST thanking the city & his fans, a la CC Sabathia?