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Jay Cutler is a jackwagon

By Jason Woodmansee

Two off-seasons ago, pouty quarterback extraordinaire Jay Cutler and new crazy man coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniel, decided that Mile High wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Cutler was placed on the trade block and the Redskins, who are always looking for new and creative ways to trade away draft picks, showed an interest. The deal never materialized, and with Cutler playing against the Redskins this week, it’s time to assess the QB situation for each team.

Let’s start with Cutler. Not his playing skills, but how he seems like a complete [rhymes with glass bowl]. I have no firsthand (or even secondhand) knowledge of Cutler's behavior off the field, but here is a picture of the look on his face -- during the national anthem. The pouting, the glaring, the getting sacked all the time -- Jay Cutler seems like the kind of guy who would try to steal your girlfriend and then blame it on his teammates. If you are on Twitter, I highly recommend following @NotJayCutler: a profane, obnoxious view into Cutler’s inner thoughts. Michael Vick killed dogs, and I still think he’s a better overall human being than Jay Cutler.

I’ve already discussed how Donovan McNabb is an amazing player, leaps and bounds above any other signal-caller in the league, so I won’t even bother comparing him with Cutler. Instead, let’s talk about the backup quarterbacks. The Bears’ Todd Collins has the unique skill of being able win games while looking completely inept at his position. We saw this during the 2007 playoff run for the Redskins and now Bears fans get to be witnesses to this strange combination of competence and futility. Rex Grossman, the Redskins backup, isn’t so different. If the Bears had won the Super Bowl a few years back, Trent Dilfer would have been none too happy to have to give up his Worst QB Ever to Win the Super Bowl award.

Which brings us to Jason Campbell, a quarterback who isn’t playing in this game, but who was key in the Jay Cutler trade. This is because the Broncos decided they would rather trade Cutler for Kyle Orton than Jason Campbell. At the time I thought the Broncos were nuts, but it’s hard to look at Campbell’s performance with the Raiders and disagree. I always liked Jason -- he seemed like a good guy who was in a difficult situation. He just wasn’t, you know, particularly good. The DC Sports Bog and Mr. Irrelevant love to argue about the relative value of Campbell and McNabb, and I won't get into that here. But the fact is that Campbell lost the starting job to Bruce Gradkowski in Oakland. And he had a JaMarcus Russell-ian 10.7 QB rating last week. I really wish him the best, but he somehow managed to go to the only place that is more dysfunctional than the Redskins.

So, in conclusion, McNabb + Grossman > Cutler + Collins > Campbell + Cluster [foxtrot]. It all worked out in the end.

By Box Seats blogger  | October 22, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  | Tags:  Jason Woodmansee, Redskins  
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Comments

Is it really so hard to put your hand over your heart for the National Anthem? C'mon, guys.

Posted by: semperfi2 | October 22, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

It's funny to read this in hindsight now, after the beatdown JC and the Raiduuhs put on the Broncos. How's that trade working out for you Denver? But as a skins fan I'm ecstatic we didn't end up with Cutler/JeffGeorge.

Posted by: innocentbystander | October 25, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

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