With the recent news, from Denver Bronocs owner Pat Bowlen, breaking late last night, that the team will indeed listen to trade offers for former first round pick Jay Culter, are the Bucs truly in the race to land the future of the franchise. According to Profootballweekly.com staffs there is no shorter of available destinations for the embattled Culter. PFW is reporting that the list is at a bare minimum 11 teams deep, as of this morning.
Sighting that the teams with the best chance to land Culter start with in order of probability to least likely as follows Browns, Lions, Jets, Bears, Vikings, 49ers, Buccaneers, Redskins, Jaguars, Panthers and then the Titans.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers — The Bucs came close to putting together a package of draft picks in a trade to land Cutler in a three-way deal including the Patriots, but that fell through when New England sent Matt Cassel to Kansas City instead on Feb. 28. Tampa is still very much in the market for a quarterback and is likely to re-start talks with the Broncos, although it may not have the resources necessary to make a deal. Denver wants to get the best quarterback it can possibly find to replace Cutler, and some team will likely be able to offer either a higher draft pick than Tampa’s 19th overall or a more appealing option than what the Bucs can provide at quarterback between Luke McCown, Brian Griese and Josh Johnson. Source: Profootballweekly.com
The question, we as fanatics have got to ask ourselves, is a franchise caliber quarterback who is only 25, worth more then the players that could potentially be available in the first round over the next two drafts. As that is the guesstimated asking price that is being floated around.
If it is a resounding yes, then Mark Dominik needs to do what every it takes to finaly put a player on the team that will get fans excited again.