Jerry Angelo's fixation has ended.
Perhaps the Bears' quarterback carousel will stop spinning.
In a blockbuster move, the Bears acquired Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler on Thursday, sending the Denver Broncos two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback Kyle Orton in exchange for Cutler and a fifth-round draft pick.
Cutler immediately reshapes the organization, ending the sometimes laughable direction the quarterback position took under Angelo as the Bears went through 11 starters in his eight seasons. He will turn 26 at the end of the month, is signed for three more seasons, and the belief is he could steady the position for the next decade.
``I can't say anything until I am up there [Friday],'' Cutler said when reached by phone. ``I'll be up there tomorrow.''
In acquiring Cutler, the Bears get a proven star with a big-time arm and athletic ability. In dealing Orton, they lose a popular leader who had a 21-12 record as a starter and was 15-2 at Soldier Field. Getting Cutler might not be the only business of the day. The Bears are zeroing in on left tackle Orlando Pace and could have him signed soon.
The Bears will be able to look for a wide receiver in the draft with the 49th overall pick. They sent the Broncos the No. 18 overall pick, their first-round pick in 2010 and their third-round pick this year, No. 84 overall. The Broncos sent back the fifth-round pick that originally belonged to Seattle, No. 140 overall.
So, the Bears now own eight picks this year--2nd round, 3rd round compensatory, fourth round, two fifth round picks, sixth round and two seventh-round compensatory picks.
It's a new world at Halas Hall. Complete with a proven quarterback.