Pro Football Talk uncovered an interesting statement 49ers’ GM John Lynch made about Jay Cutler in 2009.
“I like Jay, he’s a friend of mine,” Lynch said. “He had some growing up to do, probably still has tome growing up to do. But in saying that, I think the Broncos erred in letting him go.
“This is a guy, in my mind, that’s a once-in-every-15-year-type talent. He’s got that kind of skill. I think he’ll grow into the other things. I sometimes think during this whole ordeal, they tried to paint him as a bad guy, but he’s not a bad guy at all. He’s got some growing up to do, but hopefully he learned something from this whole ordeal and offseason.”
So, Lynch likes Cutler. And Mike Shanahan likes Cutler — Shanahan drafted him in 2006. Which means Kyle Shanahan probably likes Cutler, too.
I recommended weeks ago that the 49ers should sign Cutler once the Bears release him — and they probably will. He will be the best stopgap QB the Niners can get.
Do you think the Niners will get him? Why or why not?