Plummer out, Cutler in

Denver Broncos coach, Mike Shanahan announced today that rookie Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback next week against the Seattle Seahawks replacing Jake Plummer.

This is a big decision for Shanahan. I've always liked Plummer, even back to his days at ASU. It is unfortunate the Broncos haven't been able to return to the Super Bowl with Plummer at the helm. It's not clear if the problem is with Plummer or if it's Jake's supporting cast, but the overall ineffectiveness of the Broncos offense this year is undeniable.

Part of me hopes that Cutler can step in and take the Broncos to the playoffs. Another part of me hopes that Plummer will be vindicated and Cutler will fall flat on his face. No matter what, you can be sure Denver fans will be merciless to the new guy. First bad game he has they will be burning a Cutler effigy in the Mile High parking lot…