Former Denver Broncos Quarterback Jay Cutler didn't have many friends among Chargers fans. You could even say Cutler was strongly disliked in San Diego. But the Charger faithful weren't the only ones with an aversion towards the supercilious QB from Vanderbilt. Count Hall of Fame Tight End and former Broncos great Shannon Sharpe among those who disliked Cutlers attitude and posture, both on and off the football field.
"I'm not the biggest Jay Cutler fan. I don't like the way he carries himself or conducts himself from time to time. But there's no denying the talent. And people say, well he's only 17-20 (record as a starter). But look at his record when the defense gave up 20 points or less."
Asked to elaborate on his feelings towards Cutler's disposition, Sharpe pointed to the Jay Cutler - Philip Rivers "rivalry":
"The bickering back and forth between Philip Rivers; That's something you don't normally see between quarterbacks. Quarterbacks are always best buds. They go to each other's golf tournaments, they call each other, they go out and have a beer together. You don't' really ever see quarterbacks bickering and carrying on. I didn't really like that. I don't like the way he stands on the sidelines. And this is just me - he might be the greatest guy ever. I don't really know Jay Cutler, so I'm not one to sit here and pass judgment on him. But the way he stands and carries himself...I guess, and this is so unfair, I guess it's because I played nine years with number 7 (John Elway), and I just saw the way he (Elway) conducted himself. And I just automatically think all quarterbacks, especially if you play in Denver, that's the way you should do things. And that might be an unfair assessment of Jay Cutler and his character. But there are just some things I saw from the way he stood on the sideline, when things went wrong, the way he conducted himself, that I wasn't totally in love with."
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