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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Report: Titans, Jay Cutler have mutual interest in trade

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The Tennessee Titans are reportedly interested in making a move for Jay Cutler should the Chicago Bears decide to cut ties with their $100 million man after the season.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Titans began doing their homework on Cutler as soon as Bears coach Marc Trestman decided to bench the veteran for Week 16. Rapoport adds that Tennessee is at the top of Cutler’s list of preferred destinations if he ends up leaving the Windy City. Cutler played college ball at Vanderbilt, which is located in Nashville.

Of course, any team that trades for Cutler would be making a major financial commitment. He is owed $15.5 million in guaranteed money next season.

If the season ended today, the Titans would have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Acquiring Cutler would mean they are not in the market for a quarterback, which could open up trade possibilities with teams who are interested in drafting Marcus Mariota. Perhaps the team we mentioned earlier on Sunday would be a potential partner?

Before we get ahead of ourselves, it will be interesting to see how Jimmy Clausen performs against the Detroit Lions. The Bears are less likely to trade or release Cutler if they don’t have other options.

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