The phone lines are no doubt on fire as Denver as teams work to get a feel for what kind of package the Broncos are seeking in exchange for disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler, who will be traded in one of the most controversial deals in the history of the NFL, at least over the last few decades.
Let's get a quick feel for what is going on in other cities and the pulse there on possible landing spots for the Pro Bowl passer:
Detroit has the No. 1, No. 20, No. 33 and two third-round picks. General manager Martin Mayhew has said he's open to trading the No. 1 pick. Detroit has already worked out Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and if the Broncos pick up the pick, maybe Stafford becomes their next QB.
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune writes that it might take a three-way deal for the Broncos to move Cutler no matter what city he'll be moved to, an interesting idea. Of course, Tampa was where Cutler was headed in the original three-way trade that never happened. The Bucs don't have a second-round pick and they are at No. 19 in the first round, one slot behind the Bears. Don't discount aggressive ownership paired with an aggressive young GM in Mark Dominik.
The New York Jets were one of the first teams to be known to have interest in Cutler. They could offer the No. 17 pick, a third-round pick and perhaps inside linebacker David Harris.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post names the Washington Redskins as a leading candidate to land Cutler. He says the announcement by owner Pat Bowlen Tuesday night was a surprise to Cutler. Probably a good one given his demands.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Cleveland, Carolina, Jacksonville and San Francisco are in the mix as well.