On the cusp of the 2011 NFL season, it's time to think about which teams will make it to the Super Bowl and which one will win it all. No realist will claim the Denver Broncos are anywhere close to competing for a Super Bowl. And even the most optimistic Broncos fans likely aren't calling for Kyle Orton to lift the Lombardi Trophy (oh, I'm sure there are those who say, "That's because it'll be Tim Tebow," but that's such a tiring conversation at this point).â†µ
To get to the point about all of this: Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network believes a former Broncos quarterback has a chance at lifting the Lombardi Trophy: Jay Cutler. But he is the seventh out of seven players listed:â†µ
Not sure what odds I would put on him surviving the season, much less winning a Super Bowl, given the state of pass protection in Chicago recently. But the Bears showed playoff spirit in 2010 and if Cutler curbs his interceptions -- a huge if -- maybe, just maybe, the Bears celebrate in February.â†µ
The Bears did come within one game of making the Super Bowl last season, after all. But wouldn't it be something if former Colorado St. Rams quarterback Caleb Hanie was doing the celebrating instead of Cutler?