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Success of Cutler trade a rarity in NFL

QB Jay Cutler (Nick Laham/Getty)

Jay Cutler is one of the few quarterbacks acquired via trade in recent seasons to have any success, as personnel departments increasingly believe developing from within is far more successful.

Given the results with backup Caleb Hanie at quarterback - an 0-3 record, a completion mark of just over 50 percent and an anemic passer rating of only 48.6, along with three times as many interceptions as touchdown passes - even his many Windy City critics might be praying that Chicago starter Jay Cutler possibly returns from his broken thumb before the end of the year and rescues the 2011 season...

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