Redskins, Like Every Team, Should Consider Cutler
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If there is one thing I have learned in my 10+ plus of professional scouting for the NFL Draft, it is this: franchise quarterbacks are rare.
I will leave the arguing over Cutler's statistics and winning percentage to my colleagues. I can only tell you that at the USC Pro Day, in which I attended yesterday, much of the talk amongst teams was that the Broncos are making a mistake in trading Cutler, and that any team that could figure out a way of getting him would be wise to do so.
The Redskins are in a particularly good position to do so because the Broncos are thought likely to want a starting caliber quarterback in return for Cutler, along with draft picks. Clearly, Jason Campbell is a starting caliber quarterback. I could find no one at the USC Pro Day, however, you thought he was a franchise caliber quarterback... including, off the record of course, some members of the Washington scouting department on hand for the workout.
When Daniel Snyder elected to bring in Jim Zorn as his head coach, I was surprised, but not shocked. As a frequent visitor to the Seattle Seahawks' practices and training camps, I've seen Zorn coaching the quarterbacks in person and know of his reputation as one of the best and brightest in this capacity. His respect in this area is league-wide.
If Zorn is on board with the decision to pursue Cutler -- and he must be if things have gone this far -- then he either feels that Cutler is special, Campbell is not, or both.
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