Jay Cutler finished up the Chicago Bears win over the Minnesota Vikings a shovel pass shy of 300 yards passing. Making it 16 games in a row that Cutler has not thrown for 300+ yards. Granted it’s just a number, and Cutty was oh so close last Sunday, but still that’s a whole season’s worth of sub 300 yard games.
Hard to do in today’s NFL which is all about passing, and making it easy to rack up gaudy passing numbers (see Matt Stafford of the Detroit Lions).
There’s this idea floating amongst the NFL Punditocracy that Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler could be this generation’s answer to Jeff George. It’s an interesting comparison, as Jeff George was signed by the Bears in 2004; but never took the field. I shot that down after week one of this season here.
There are some statistical similarities. Jay Cutler has a much better record as a starter, but the passing stats are close. But as Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald says “stats are for losers.” Both Rich Gannon and Boomer Esiason of the...