Woe is me. Nobody likes me.
That’s probably what our main man, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is saying today. Just yesterday, ESPN revealed what we knew all along — nobody likes Cutty!, nobody wants to play with Cutty! and nobody wants to coach Cutty!
This all comes from the land of unnamed sources, of course. Because why would any of these pussies have the balls to say how they feel publicly?
I mean, especially when sports journalism has devolved to the point where stories regularly use “sources” as sources and copying what someone posted on Twitter is considered astute reporting.
Anyway, here’s the gist of it.
At least 10 former Chicago Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes said recently they believe the team can’t consistently compete for championships as long as it fields a lineup with Jay Cutler under center.
Two teammates, who also asked to remain anonymous for this story, characterized Cutler as a divisive figure with whom they’d rather not continue to play.
Ah, the season hasn’t even started and the Bears are already a mess. It comes a little earlier each year, doesn’t it?
The complaints about Cutler are familiar. Doesn’t play within the system. Isn’t a leader.
The Bears haven’t committed to Cutler as their quarterback for 2015, but they really don’t have another option unless they’re able to pick a QB early in the draft. And if that happens, it’s probably straight to rebuilding mode for at least a year.
We doubt coach John Fox signed on for that when he agreed to lead the Bears.
The Bears have until March 12th to decide if they want to part with Cutler. On that day, $10 million of his 2016 salary becomes guaranteed.
Without a viable replacement anywhere in sight, the Bears are likely stuck with Cutty! for this season and possibly next. So go ahead and chalk up some wins for the Packers.