Jay Cutler had his supporters, and he did stabilize the quarterback position for the Chicago Bears for nearly eight years. To compete at that level for so long is nothing to sneeze at. It's a shame Bears fans never truly appreciated that.
"What Cutler is leaving behind is the legacy of a quarterback who dedicated his heart and body to a city and sport that never loved him back, because they both failed to understand him."
That said, Cutler was aloof and testy with both the media and teammates. He drove Brandon Marshall out of town, and a number of ex-teammates have spoken out publicly against him. This is not the sign of a franchise quarterback. Two playoff appearances over 11 years? That's the definition of mediocrity.
I ask [former Cutler teammate Michael Bennett], who's famously critical of the league's overpaid passers, what he thinks of Jay Cutler. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Worst quarterback in the NFL," he says.