Oh, what magic could have been made in Nashville had Jeff Fisher gotten his wish and selected one Indiana native and Vandy star over a Texas legend?

During his weekly conference call, this time with the Chicago media, Fisher told a story of how he felt Cutler was the best quarterback in the 2006 draft class.

“Looking back, I would say that I had the three quarterbacks ranked Cutler, [Matt] Leinart and Young,” Fisher said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. “I loved Jay. You know. I mean, we watched him play in our own backyard, man. We had a private workout there in our indoor facility and coached him in the Senior Bowl. It just didn’t work out.”

It just didn’t workout means he was overruled. Fisher and the Titans used the third overall pick in the draft on Young, while Matt Leinart went 10th to the Arizona Cardinals and Jay Cutler fell to the Broncos with the 11th pick.

We know how all three stories have played out, with Cuter being the most successful of the three ironically.

By Glenn Erby


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