We all know the story of Jay Cutler. A strong armed Quarterback from a not so big time College in Vandy. Someone we had no idea Mike Shanahan would trade up to take. After just being 13-3 and in the AFC Championship game and Jake Plummer playing Okay but not great, None of us Denver fans would have suspected us to take Jay Cutler with the 11th pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, but we did. And I like many I am glad we did.
It's very rare to find a true franchise Quarterback, Many have failed, little have succeeded. The list of Hall of Fame Franchise QBs is thin but also great. Our very own John Elway, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, and future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Tom Brady. Its not very often you find a guy who can put the whole team on his back and lead them to victory on the road in the 4th quarter with ease. That was something John was able to do many of times. It is now something Jay has been able to do 6 times and counting in just his second season as a starter in the NFL.
After a rough first season campaign as an NFL starter Jay was beaten, battered and abused and had something very seriously wrong with him. We all know the story. And were probably all tired of hearing about it but it is remarkable. Type 1 Diabetes was what was wrong with him. And being able to cure it has made him a stronger person on and off the field. A true leader.
These last two games I have watched as if I wasn't convinced already, I have witnessed just like you an MVP QB taking his team on his back in hostile territory to victory. Jay Cutler is Maturing into the mold of an MVP. It Started in Cleveland at half time. When this team rallied around Jays 447 yards and 3 Touch downs to a come from behind 4th quarter win. Than again in Atlanta down by 3 with 5 minutes to play Jay scrambled to his right and threw a bullet to the ground to a diving Daniel Graham for a go ahead game winning touchdown. The Maturity continues.
Although Jay did not throw MVP numbers in Atlanta he did something which showed great Maturity. He took his check downs and took what the D gave him, which led to the awesome jay. 3rd and 7 47 yard bomb to Marshall on the teams final scoring drive. That game showed Maturity and the MVP status of Jay.
Many people will say Kurt Warner is the MVP of this league and its hard to argue against that. The guy has been awesome. He has taken the Cardinals from the bottom to the top. The suppose to be starter Matt Lienart probably won't see the field for two more years thanks to Warners stellar play. Oh and Leinart was taken ahead of Cutler in the 2006 draft for you information. Also people will say Kerry Collins should be the league MVP with his non mistake great play on the leagues only undefeated team. Oh and the suppose to be starter for the Titans vince Young was also taken above JC in the 2006 NFL draft but you already know that. I'm not even going to mention Drew Brees or Phillip Rivers because their teams are not in the leaders of their division at the moment.
But when push comes to shove Jay Cutler is the True MVP here. Let me explain. Kurt Warner has a slightly above average defense the best reciever tandom in the league, and a great rushing attack. Kerry Collins has the best one two punch running back tandem in the league and probably the leagues best if not top 3 defense in the league. Although lately he has been doing awesome which is good to see. None of them have the issues JC has.
For Cutler he has one of the worst defenses in the league with 5 starters out. He has a average running game which is getting to be awesome thanks to PHillis, Pope, and Bell. But lets see, Cutler basically has been taking this team on his back since opening night in Oakland. He is being asked by Shanny and Co to lead this team back to the playoffs. Throwing the ball 40 times is a bad thing many will say, but not with Jay. He is a playmaker who wants the ball in his hands with the game on the line. He thrives on throwing the ball 30+ times a game. He has arecieving core in which he trusts. Any throw he makes you just know its going to be magic. You will get the mistake but i would much rather take chances than not knowing you never tried. And with Jay thats what you get.
People will compare him to John and Brett but hey thats what the media does they compare. But I think JC is in his own league. He is a different breed of talent. and he is maturing into the level i knew he would become. A True MVP.
If you can't see it than i don't know which game you are watching, but this kid Saves just like the TShirt on tweedlet.com JC Saves. and that is why he is becoming a True MVP.