No one I know has said Cutler is "elite", Ric. He isn't. The best way I can put it is that he has elite talent but has underperformed his "ceiling" due to a variety of factors we have been over a million times (both intrinsic and extrinsic). I don't think he will ever be Rodgers or Brady but I do think he has a legit shot at being a "sub-elite" QB like Eli or Flacco that can win the show with the help of a very good D. We keep beating the draft thing to death. Lets say it again: this draft sucked for QB talent and frankly we didn't have the picks to take anyone worth taking. Manuel--1st round way before us, huge reach by a desperate team Smith--2nd round before us, I'm unimpressed and wouldn't have taken him even at 50 Barkley--4th round before us, decent value there as a WCO prospect but weak arm We didn't have a 3rd. There was no one past Barkley that was worth a damn. We also had other fish to fry. We certainly needed OL and LB help badly. I am confident that Emery-Trestman want a QB to develop and would have strongly considered drafting one if the circumstances had been more favorable. They weren't. Anyone we had a shot at past Barkley would very likely have been a Enderle-like wasted draft pick who prob wouldn't have beat out Blanchard. I'd rather have guys like Mills, Washington, and Wilson who have enough upside to contribute in a year or two. The 2014 draft class is preliminarily shaping up to be a very strong one for QBs and we have a full complement of picks + an extra 6th. I'm all for a 2nd-3rd round QB draft pick then since I'm guessing we will likely go CB in the 1st.