During his time with the Denver Broncos, Jay Cutler was considered to be a quarterback on the rise in the NFL with a bright future. Despite vastly improving season after season, the relationship between Cutler and the Broncos’ front office hit a snag and was no longer what would be considered civil after the firing of Mike Shanahan and the hiring of Josh McDaniels.
Shortly after the hiring of McDaniels, Cutler asked to be traded and that wish was granted by the Broncos dealing him to the Chicago Bears. This move was extremely questionable for the Broncos as they received Kyle Orton in return and basically traded away the face of the franchise in exchange for a mediocre gunslinger.
Not long after Cutler left the Mile High City in favor of the Windy City, his favorite target in the Broncos’ offense in wide receiver Brandon Marshall was also on his way out. After landing with the Miami Dolphins, Marshall was trying to turn over a new leaf, but had similar success to his former teammate as they both struggled in new surroundings.
After two seasons apart, Jay Culter and Brandon Marshall have been reunited in the Windy City. Over the last two seasons, Cutler has found it hard to get this Bears’ offense going with a weak offensive line and no go-to guys downfield. Now that Marshall is in the mix in Chicago, Cutler finally has the option in the receiving corps he has been looking for.
Not only is Marshall a serious upgrade to the receiving corps for the Bears, but Cutler has a great chance to turn back into an elite quarterback in the league. There is no telling whether or not this revisited combination will be the answer to the Bears’ problems offensively, but chances are they will be much better all-around team next season.