If the 49ers are interested in Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler – and there’s no reason for them to sit this one out – they can now officially get into the ballgame.
Broncos president and CEO Pat Bowlen today announced the club will begin negotiations to trade the rights to the disgruntled quarterback.
“Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by Head Coach Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful,” Bowlen said in a statement released to the media.
“A conversation with his agent earlier today clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos. We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”
The 49ers failed in their bid to acquire free-agent Kurt Warner during the opening week of free agency. The 49ers have plenty of cap room to acquire Cutler and sign him to a long-term extension. The big question is whether they can come up with the compensation to appease the Broncos.
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