Fran Tarkenton says that he questions whether or not Jay Cutler can play

11/13/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

For some reason, I feel like if Jay Cutler had never left the Broncos, he would be slinging it all over the place to guys like Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal, and things would actually be going pretty well for him. The Broncos might still be 6-2, and Cutler wouldn't have to worry about being on a team with barely any offensive talent, and no first round draft picks for the next decade or so.

But now, the spotlight is on him, and that seems to be the exact opposite of what he needs to thrive. After his 5-INT performance against the 49ers, Cutler has taken a commanding lead in the interception race, and Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton is publicly questioning whether or not Cuter is a good QB.

"I really question whether he can play. Quarterbacks need to make their team better. If it's a bad team, they can even make a bad team better. Somebody may say well, even Peyton Manning couldn't help the Bears. Yes, he could. Tom Brady could, too. They might not win the championship or get to the playoffs, but they would make that team better. Those wide receivers who are struggling would be better because they would make them better."

Cutler is undeniably a physically talented player, and has one of the strongest arms in the league. But then again, the same could be said of JaMarcus Russell. At some point, Cutler needs to step up and lead this Bears team... and I'm just not convinced that he's that kind of person.
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