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There are a lot of obvious answers to the question, "Who would want Jay Cutler?", mainly because there are a lot of teams in the NFL with bad quarterbacks. One not-so-obvious team has been identified as "among the leading candidates" for Cutler, and that's the Washington Redskins.

On one hand, I guess it should have been obvious, given Dan Snyder's affinity for buying any shiny new item out there on the market. On the other hand, though, the Jason Campbell era has been progressing pretty well, yes? His quarterback rating has improved each year he's been in the league, topping out at 84.3 last year.

It's not that Cutler isn't better than Campbell -- Cutler is better than Campbell -- I just wouldn't have pegged the Redskins as a team that would've been unhappy with their quarterback situation.

The Bears? Sure. Most kitchen appliances would perform as well as Kyle Orton. The Jets? Absolutely. If Kellen Clemens was any good, he'd have earned the job by now. The Lions? By all means. It would definitely help them to add a second decent player to the roster.

But I'm not sure what to make of the Redskins interest. Quarterback is far and away the most important position on the field, and I guess if you can improve there at all, you should look into it. But is it worth giving up the draft picks it would take to acquire Cutler when you've got a decent situation with Campbell?

I don't know. I'm a believer in Cutler (more than most, according to my inbox), and if the Redskins aren't going to do any better with their draft picks than Devin Thomas, Fred Davis and Malcolm Kelly, then it probably is.

Update: The Washington Post's Jason La Canfora reports that the 'Skins are "actively pursuing" Cutler.

Update No. 2: Cutler was spotted at last night's UFC event, where he said, "I didn't want to get traded."

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