Remember Jerry Angelo? He was the Chicago Bears general manager for a number of years — the very guy who refused to solidify the team’s offensive line or acquire an NFL-caliber receiver. He was also the guy who traded for one Jay Cutler.
Cutty! was supposed to be the franchise quarterback that led the Bears to the promised land. Well, he hasn’t quite been that. He does consistently lead the league in no-chinness though.
Anyway, some website asked Angelo to evaluate every NFL quarterback who played in 2013. Angelo did not have much nice to say about the guy he acquired.
He ranked Cutler as the 15th-best quarterback, which sounds about right to us, and then offered this evaluation.
Has all the physical tools, but inconsistent in the clutch. Mostly due to a lack of poise. He’s not comfortable reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the right choice. The less he’s asked to see the better he is. A better half field general, than a full field one.
What does that evaluation say to you? To us, it says this: Jay Cutler = dumb.
But let’s face it, you can tell that just by looking at the guy’s face. Does his expression ever say anything other than, “Derrrrrrrrrrrrr!?”
The funny thing here is — other than Cutty! himself, of course — is the evaluation. Why didn’t Angelo or one of his minions come up with this same evaluation before they acquired Cutler?
Probably one of the numerous reasons Jerry Angelo is no longer an NFL GM.
By the way, the Bears gave up Kyle Orton, two firsts and a third for Cutler. That was a fleecing by the Denver Broncos if you ask us.