When Steve Spagnuolo took the Rams head coaching job, me mentioned the four pillars the team would be built on…faith, character, core values, team first.
With those in mind, there is absolutely no way the Rams can pursue Denver quarterback Jay Cutler.
Sometimes if a player is available, my recommendation would be to get him at any cost. In this case, Cutler has hurt his value with his actions. On March 17, he demanded a trade, and told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen about it.
Cutler subsequently missed the start of voluntary workouts with his teammates, costing him $100,000 in bonus money.
When the Broncos capitulated to his trade demands, they claimed that they hadn’t been able to reach Cutler for ten days. Cutler’s agent denied those claims, but the Broncos say they have phone records.
When Cutler attended a wrestling event on Wednesday night in Nashville, he did a 180, telling Jay Glazer of Fox Sports that he didn’t think it would get this far.
That recent history doesn’t appear to match up with faith (in McDaniels and the Broncos), character (changing his story), core values (acting as the leader of the team in the off-season program) or team first (putting his problems behind the betterment of his teammates).
There’s no way the Rams should, or will, pursue this guy. The physical skills are there, but there’s more to being a quarterback than possessing physical skills.