2. Jay Cutler, QB, 83.7
Plenty of Cutler haters are going to say that this grade is ridiculous. To be fair, PFF’s scoring of quarterbacks is strange at times. The quarterback is not rewarded for big plays if the throw was average and the receiver makes the great play and doesn’t get faulted for interceptions if they are deemed to be not his fault.
In this case, Cutler’s interception was clearly on Kevin White. Cutler made some great throws to Alshon Jeffery and threw a strike to Eddie Royal for a touchdown late in the first half.
Cutler was also very impressive in the pocket. He was drilled constantly due to poor pass blocking and had the wherewithal to get rid of the ball and avoid sacks and turnovers by being intelligent with the football. While Cutler didn’t have gaudy numbers he was smart in his decisions and was the main reason the Bears were in it deep into the fourth quarter.