NFL Source: Redskins pursuing Cutler
WASHINGTON ó The Washington Redskins were actively pursuing a trade for disgruntled Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler Wednesday night, according to NFL sources.
One source said the Redskins were trying to complete the deal as quickly as possible although at least two other teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, were also reportedly interested in acquiring Cutler. The two-year starter became available Tuesday night when the Broncos announced they would trade him.
The Redskins are declining comment.The source said Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been pushing for the trade in an attempt to finally solve the team’s decades-long pursuit of a franchise quarterback.
Another NFL source said a high-ranking Redskins official contacted one NFL team Wednesday about the possibility of trading quarterback Jason Campbell for a second-round pick in the upcoming draft. That source said he interpreted the Redskins’ overture as an attempt by Washington to put together a package to acquire Cutler.