Jay Cutler: A Writer’s Love/Hate Relationship

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I am not a native of the city of Chicago, but I have always rooted for the Bears. I have rooted for them since the first days I started watching and caring about football. They were never a great team (besides a few specific years), but they had a constant brutal defense that punished their opponents. I loved watching the defense. They would shut down quarterbacks and turn wide receivers over the mush.
It was beautiful to watch.
So about a year-and-a-half ago, when I turned on ESPN and learned that Chicago had just made the "Godfather offer" for Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, I was conflicted.
When the Cutler rumors first started coming out that the guy wanted out of Denver, I didn't really care that much. Ever since he came into the league he has been a great player to hate. He bragged about his strong arm but threw a ton of picks, his win/loss record was inflated on the bad side, he had that odd feud with San Diego's Philip Rivers, and his face (although this i...

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