The news keeps getting worse for Jay Cutler these days. Despite a torn groin muscle that will have the Chicago Bears quarterback sidelined at least four weeks, Jay Cutler tumbled four spots in Forbes’ annual list of the NFL’s most disliked players, sliding from #2 in 2012 all the way down to #6 this season. Wait… dropping in the rankings is actually a good thing. Oh…
Forbes magazine puts out an annual list of the most liked and disliked players in the league. The scores are based on surveys conducted by E-Poll Market Research ”whose E-Score measures public opinion of thousands of celebrities based on likeability, awareness, confidence and many other attributes.”
Topping the list was Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, followed by Manti Te’o, Ndamukong Suh, Ben Roethlisberger and Mark Sanchez.
Here’s the blurb on Cutler:
Pct. Dislike: 33%
A perpetual sourpuss. Is Cutler ever happy?
You have to keep in mind that this is taken from a national perspective and not necessarily hardcore football fans. I’d invite anyone who has the “sourpuss” image of Cutler to give his weekly radio show a spin. I think it would offer a new take on the Bears quarterback.
Last season, Cutler ranked #2, just a spot below Ndamukong Suh.
This season’s score doesn’t reflect any sort of sympathy vote as these results were compiled well before Cutler groin injury.
Are you surprised Cutler still ranks on this list? Has your opinion of him changed over the last few seasons with the Bears? Is it about time the general public finally lightened up on Cutler?