The Chicago Bears acquired Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in a trade on Thursday afternoon.
To acquire Cutler, the Bears had to give up quarterback Kyle Orton and first-round picks in 2009 (18th overall) and 2010, along with a third-round pick (84th overall) in 2009.
To complete the trade, the Broncos had to give back a fifth-round pick (140th overall) in 2009. That pick was acquired by the Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks in a trade for wide receiver Keary Colbert.
The Bears beat out the Redskins, Buccaneers, Lions, Titans and other teams to land the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback. The Broncos had made it clear they were asking for at least two first-round choices.
I am so excited right now.Â I am a big Chicago sports fan and a BIG Bears fan.Â I am so happy after all these years we finally have a QB worth being excited over.Â Hopefully he comes in and picks up where he left off in Denver.Â He is still really young and should continue to get better, the sky in the limit for him.