One of the first takes of the Jay Cutler broadcast era was his advice for handling rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
Now that Jay Cutler is a member of the media, he will have to develop a take for everything. Fortunately, talking about the Bears may be one of his easiest tasks of the early offseason. Cutler was recently interviewed by ESPN radio, and he had some words of advice to the Chicago Bears on handling rookie signal caller Mitchell Trubisky.
"If it’s going downhill, there is no way I’m playing him. For what? So he can go out there and take a beating and get off to a rough start as an NFL quarterback?"
This is an interesting take from Cutler in two different ways. One is that Cutler was in a very similar situation. Cutler was drafted 11th overall in 2006. He spent his first 11 games on the bench, then came in to start the final five games of his rookie season. Fortunately, Cutler was able to elaborate on his take and explain how his situation may have been a different situation.
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"I feel like my situation is different than his. I was on a very veteran team. [Denver head coach] Mike Shanahan was offensive-driven and everything he did centered around the quarterback. That team was built a little different than the Bears are. I mean, Russell Wilson, they put him in [as a rookie in Seattle], the defense was unbelievable, they ran the ball a lot, they protected him and moved the pocket. Then go back to Ben Roethlisberger. That first year he was making 12-15 throws per game, the Steelers ran the ball and protected him. You probably have to go back to Dan Marino to find a [first-year quarterback] that was thrown into the fire and asked to throw the ball 30-40 times per game to win. It’s really hard to do as a young quarterback."
The second take away from the Cutler comments is that he may not see next season as a growing year in Chicago. He mentioned that the Bears would look to Trubisky when things are “going downhill”, and talked about how the situation Trubisky is in is nowhere near the stable situations of the Seahawks, Broncos and Steelers. In talking about the season as a whole in Chicago he did go on to say:
"I don’t think any of us will know where the Bears are until we see four, five or six games and kind of feel out how the season is going to go."
Given the injuries that depleted the roster last season, this is a fair comment to make. Cutler flashed in his very first interview as a member of the media. He provided a take, backed it up with logical and historical information and was fair, and unbiased throughout the process. Maybe this is going to be a good career calling for the former Chicago Bears gunslinger.