For those who can’t have enough of NFL memes, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in their 2014 version are the gift that keeps on giving as yet another elite quarterback comes to the Windy City to show the home fans what a true quarterback looks like.
In truth, there’s more to the Bears failure in 2014 (5-9 so far and with a chance of getting worse). The defense continues to crumble, Marc Trestman makes it seem like he’s simply waiting for the pink slip and not giving a [email protected]#$ until that happens, but there’s also the Jay Cutler factor.
Cutler came back from injury last season to miss out on the playoffs. Maybe Josh McCown isn’t a better quarterback, but it’s been four years since the Bears last made the playoffs. Some years there were excuses, like Cutler getting injured. This season? There’s not a single branch to hang on to when trying to defend an overpaid, wrongly franchised quarterback.
With three more interceptions, Cutler is leading the NFL at 18 this season. His ratio of interceptions isn’t higher than last season: Still 3.4%, but the trend under Trestman should have been pulling him down, not making him worse than before, probably reaching the point of no return when it comes to repairing him, putting him back together again so his new contract isn’t a complete waste of money.