The Chicago Bears can quit playing the quarterback game. The team's prayers have been answered.
They have a franchise passer. Finally. No more filling the position with role players masquerading as quartrerbacks. Jay Cutler is the real thing.
And because they landed him in a trade Thursday from the Denver Broncos Thursday, the Bears should now be considered a real Super Bowl threat.
Can we say steal?
The price of two first-round picks and Kyle Orton is steep, but when you're the Bears and you haven't had a legitimate passer since Jim McMahon and true star since Sid Luckman, you have to take a chance. This is the right move.
Cutler is 25. He threw for over 8,000 yards the past two seasons. You can't discount that value.
For the past couple of years, when talking about the Bears, it's alwasy been this: They're good, but what about the quarterback? Not anymore.
The quarterback question is answered. Eat it up, Chicago. The Bears are Super contenders.