Jay Cutler...man (well, boy), myth (like the self-perpetuated myth that he was better than Elway), legend (only in his own mind)…and now, Chicago Bear. And the Bears’ drama at QB continues.
I’ll let you in on a little secret- I’m a closet Bears fan. I fell in love with the team (and really, football in general) during the 1986 Super Bowl win by the Bears, and although the Chargers will always be MY team, the Bears will always have a special place in my heart. With the Bears now in the spotlight, I can’t let Thursday’s Bears-Bronco trade slip by without offering my two-cents on the deal.
My first thought? The Broncos absolutely made out. No other team was offering close to what the Bears paid. My second thought? The Bears got hosed! Trading a lot of the future away for a QB with a solid arm and very questionable head? You’re taking a HUGE risk.
My dislike of Jay Cutler has been well documented (see my previous blog from Chargers Coverage, Jay Cutler- Looking For The Spotlight, here). There’s no doubt that Cutler has a strong arm. There’s also little doubt, especially now, that he has an immature head holding one very poor attitude, truly a quarterback in the Jeff George-mold (no, that’s not a compliment).
As frustrating as it is to see an AFC West rival receive such a great assortment of draft picks, I’m more disappointed that the Chargers won’t have Cutler to pick on twice a year anymore. The fact that Cutler is winless against the Chargers (since last year’s week-2 victory was a win for Ed Hochuli) made Bronco games almost as much fun as watching the Chargers beat the Raiders twice a year. Plus, knowing that Cutler talked more smack than he could ever back up made the spectacle even more entertaining.
So to Jay I say “So long!” You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. At least until your career turns south and your oversized ego runs you out of the Windy City. And then I can once again pull for the Bears.
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