Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Chicago Bears have sent two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton to the Broncos for quarterback Jay Cutler and a fifth-round draft pick.
The Bears held the 18th pick in the first round of the draft.
Per NFLPA records, Orton is signed through 2009, at a base salary of $995,000.
Wow. That is a LOT to give up for Cutler, but given the Bears' terrible history at the QB position, they had to make a serious play for Jay.
So everyone's favorite Emo QB will be throwing picks at Qwest Field sometime this fall, and the chances of Matthew Stafford falling to the Hawks just plummeted.