Jay Cutler just became the Bears' all-time passing leader. But what if he never played for the Bears at all?
CSNWashington.com posed this hypothetical as the Redskins fan base has started to sour on quarterback Robert Griffin III: What if Cutler came to the Redskins?
The plausibility stems from the connection between Cutler and Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, the man who drafted Cutler when coaching the Broncos. Both left Denver after the 2008 season, with Shanahan fired and Cutler dealt to the Bears as the new regime wished to start over again at QB, as well.
Shanahan quickly landed in Washington, and he had interest in bringing Cutler along with him. CSNWashington's trip down memory lane cites a report that said the Broncos preferred the Bears' package because it included Kyle Orton, while the Redskins offered up Jason Campbell. Ironically, Campbell ended up backing up Cutler in Chicago.
Everything worked out just fine for the Broncos. This season, they have Hall of Famer Peyton Manning under center and one of the best teams in football. But, with the Redskins going through a whole lot of drama with Griffin and fans and media in Chicago wondering whether it's a good idea for the Bears to bring Cutler back after this season, imagining what could have been is certainly an interesting undertaking.