Former Teammate Reveals Why NFL Teams Aren’t Interested in Jay Cutler

Bryan Brandom
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The NFL, in case you haven't been watching their garbage Thursday-night poopfests, is short on competent quarterbacks.

And still, former Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos quarterback and current walking ass-pic meme Jay Cutler is still out of a job. Retired safety Antrel Rolle, who spent his last NFL season playing with Cutler in Chicago in 2015, thinks he knows why.

Before his Bears stint, Rolle shared the sidelines with winning signal callers—as a member of the New York Giants, he won a Super Bowl with Eli Manning in the finale of the 2011 season. Three years earlier, Kurt Warner led Rolle's Arizona Cardinals to the big game.

On Thursday's Good Morning Football, Rolle said that Cutler and Manning are similarly laid back, but have one crucial difference.

"[Cutler] was a little bit more laid back. He wasn't a front-row leader," said Rolle, who played 11 seasons. "Neither was Eli Manning, but Eli has a way about himself to lead every guy. I just felt like, honestly, if Jay involved himself more with the team, more with his receivers, I think he'd get more better results on the playing field.

"Like I said I just honestly feel like he would get much better results if he involved himself more in the team collectively, with all individuals. It doesn't have to be offense, defense, special teams, but just everyone as a collective unit, I think he would get more out of his game for himself."

This, combined with Cutler's selectiveness, is why the 11-year veteran is still out of a job, according to his former teammate.

"I'm not surprised," Rolle said. "I think at this point and time in his career, I think he's looking for something that's suitable for his skill set. I think he needs multiple weapons and more importantly, he just needs a new start."

Cutler will turn 34 at the end of April. He's thrown 208 touchdowns and 146 interceptions in his career, with a completion percentage of 61.9. Though he's been a team's full-time starter for the past 10 years, he hasn't played in every game of a season since 2009.

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