The Bears have always had issues at the quarterback position. In 2006, they were the best team in the NFC with Rex Grossman under center but he didn’t have to do too much but control the clock because he had a running game to fall back on and a defense that thrived on forcing turnovers and turning those opportunities into six points. When you have those, you have it somewhat easy of some sorts. In 2009, the Bears made a move they felt would put them in the elite conversation and that was acquiring Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos.
Jay Cutler has had a roller coaster like experience in Chicago. He’s had a poor lack of protection on his offensive line and he’s led the league in interceptions quite a few times in his time with the Bears. I’ve seen a lot of Jay Cutler over the years and the one thing I’ve taken away from him is that he’s not a leader. Look at guys like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton, Brees and Roethlisberger and the one thing you take away from all those guys is that they all have a grasp and control of their offenses and when things aren’t going right, they’ll accept responsibility and say they need to play better for their teams to win. You don’t see that with Jay Cutler because he just seems extremely disinterested and doesn’t care if he turns the ball over. You can pay a guy for his athletic ability but you can’t force somebody to be a leader.
The Bears unfortunately won’t do much with Cutler under center. He has the potential to be great but it seems as if he doesn’t want to take that next step as a franchise quarterback. You have to want to be great and that’s somethimg I just don’t get from him at all.