Bears can actually SAVE money if they can find a Cutler taker

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  1. The Benjamin

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    @AdamSchefter: Bears could trade Jay Cutler after this season and actually save $12.5 million against their cap. Other teams will have interest in Cutler.
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    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let there actually be a team that wants him.

    Make us an offer! No offer will be denied! Reasonable or not!
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    This is what I have been thinking. The real issue is, will the team truly be willing to move from him. Trestman does not seem like the kind of guy that would cut a player he has been working closely with.
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    Trestman fired at years end, Cutler traded for whatever they can get.
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    If we go one step up, is Emery convinced Trestman is part of the problem? Having the defense drop from top 5 to second worst was only enough to launch an analysis of the situation with a result that everything was just great.

    My concern is that we get the same this year. If he wants to keep Trestman, he'll do a "thorough" analysis and determine that they are still in a happy place.
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    And what do we get in return?
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    I would not mind keeping him, but I would rather he get fired
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    Whatever we can get for a 30 year old QB who does not know how to take care of the ball
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    Relief of the contract and some draft picks. As to what the draft picks might be... that would be up the perceived value for Cutler by the trading team.
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    I'd take any reasonable offer to be rid of Jay and his contract. And I'd set the bar for "reasonable" pretty low. Trestman has to know that his only chance to remain HC for long is to de-couple himself from Cutler. Emery should know as well that washing his hands of that mistaken contract is prob in his best interest too in the long run.

    Question is: does management have the balls to admit a mistake and take bold steps?
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    I hope so
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    Contract relief is the main benefit. I'd take a 3rd rounder for him and move on. Rent a McCown as a caretaker starter for a year while you groom a new guy. Draft mostly D the next 2 years.
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    I would take a 7th rounder. Just get out from that contract
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    We can get the real McCown back next year I bet. He is not doing well in TB as we all expected. I'm sure Emery would welcome him back with open arms
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    LOL

    I would rather use our pick to draft the best QB available.
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    On one of the NFL Sunday morning football talk shows, Shefter reported that numerous teams have expressed an interest in a Cutler trade.

    If Emery wants to save face with the Bear's fan base and build some credibility as the guy willing to make not just the expedient roster move, but the difficult ones, he'd find a way to make this happen in the off-season. Saving 12 million in cap space with a Cutler trade would be a huge step in the right direction for an organization that seems Titanically headed in the wrong one.

    I'd love to see a package deal where we move Cutler and Marshall off the roster and get in return a young stud linebacker or safety. The truth is, both players are headed in the wrong direction age wise and their ability to produce is on the decline. Get what you can out of them now. They aren't life long Bears, just temporary injections of cortisone on a team that's in need of some strengthening.
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    We should trade Cutler for whatever gets us enough picks to use as ammo to trade up. Of course, Emery has to be 100% sure that if he trades Cutler, there's a rookie that can start right away in this draft. Chicago fans aren't forgiving enough to a rookie QB even though we would have just gotten rid of a largely unpopular quarterback.
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    I wouldn't use any pick on him. I just think he will be released and be cheap. He really is only a good QB here, so I doubt too many teams will even try to get him after the TB debacle. He would just be a backup as before, but we know he can win in this system.
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    I agree.
    I'm seeing this as an opportunity to try and at least get some lemonade out of those lemons
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    Probably throw Forte in the mix as well. By the time you replace Cutler and Marshall and have anything resembling and offense Forte will be long out of his prime. If you can get any value for it throw him in
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