Some people feared that the Broncos hurt their trading power by publicly announcing that they were willing to unload QB Jay Cutler. Fear not.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Broncos are asking teams to text or e-mail trade requests because the team has been overwhelmed by the volume of phone calls from interested parties.
- “Nobody can get a call back,” one league source said. ”It could mean something’s happening fast, or maybe they’re just overwhelmed.”
What, the Broncos haven’t set up a Twitter account for the Cutler trade yet?
Still, it’s quite a startling glimpse to how technology has changed the way teams communicate with each other. Can you imagine old-school coaches such as Vince Lombardi or George Halas handing football business by sending a text? And really, the Broncos could just be using this technology to make teams believe there is a high level of interest in Cutler.
The Bears are one of the many teams believed to be in the hunt for Cutler, who grew up rooting for Chicago. Cutler reportedly has told friends that he would like to be dealt to the Bears or Tennessee Titans (he went to college at Vanderbilt in Nashville), but the decision is out of his hands. The Broncos are believed to prefer trading Cutler to an NFC team.