Jay Cutler missed Monday night’s Bears-49ers game because he was recovering from a concussion, and backup quarterback Jason Campbell struggled in his place.
Campbell was sacked six times and pressured 11 times during the 32-7 loss. He went 14/22 for 107 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss, and his offensive line hardly afforded him a chance to compete against the aggressive San Francisco defense. Cutler empathized with Campbell.
“I felt bad for the guy. It’s a hard situation to be in,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000 Tuesday. “I think backup quarterback is one of the best jobs and one of the worst jobs. It’s a tough, tough gig, whenever the guy [the starter] goes down.
“Especially a veteran like him. He’s expected to perform at a high level. But I don’t think [the offense] gave him a fair shot.”
The offense most certainly did not give him a fair shot. 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was in the backfield all game and racked up 5.5 sacks. This is the same type of performance f...