Josh McDaniels continues to try to reach out to QB Jay Cutler. But the young signal-caller will not have any of it. The Denver Post is reporting that McDaniels sent text messages to Cutler prior to the start of the owners’ meetings on Monday in Dana Point, Calif., but that Cutler did not return them.
McDaniels told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson that he wants to deal with him face-to-face.
The Post went on to report that Cutler hasn’t backed down from his trade demand, which will likely drive up interest for the quarterback.
- Cutler’s trade request is serious enough that he’s forfeiting a $100,000 workout bonus. More than 10 teams have contacted the Broncos, either through e-mail, text or phone call, to at least inquire about Cutler’s availability.
One of those teams is believed to be the New York Jets, according to the New York Daily News.
- Multiple sources told the Daily News Sunday at the opening of the NFL meetings that Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum contacted the Broncos to let them know the Jets are very interested in trading for Cutler. But the Jets have yet to make a trade offer, and the Broncos have not said what they want, because Denver has not determined the Cutler situation is beyond repair.
- But this much is clear: The Jets are definitely in the Cutler Derby. They will closely monitor the situation and are prepared to put together a package when the Broncos tell them the time has arrived. “Of course the Jets want Cutler,” one source said. “Why wouldn’t they?”