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Jay Cutler: " I have a stronger arm than John(Elway), hands down"

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the confidence of an extremely talented, and very young, quarterback or disrespect? Depends on who you ask, but there is no doubt that Jay Cutler is very confident in his abilities. In an article to be published in The Sporting News magazine, Cutler talks about the cannon he has as an arm and how it might compare to the legendary quarterback's, among other topics -

— Cutler on his arm vs. John Elway’s: “I have a stronger arm than John, hands down. I’ll bet on it against anybody’s in the league. Brett Favre’s got a cannon. But on game days, there’s nobody in the league who’s going to throw it harder than I am at all.”

— Cutler on whether there is a team in the AFC with a better chance to reach the Super Bowl than Denver: “I don’t think so. With Tom (Brady) out, I think there are three, four, five teams that have a legitimate shot of getting there.”

— Cutler on how surprised he’ll be if the Broncos don’t win the AFC West: “At this point, pretty surprised. Very surprised, actually.”

— Cutler on his expectation that the Broncos will score every time they have the ball: “I think we can score 30-plus points a game. I don’t see why we couldn’t.”

— Cutler on his battle with Type 1 diabetes: “I lost 35, 36 pounds. I was always tired. My mouth was always dry. I didn’t really want to play football. I didn’t really want to go out there. I was tired before the game and exhausted after the game. I’d sleep all the time.”

Elway also has some quotes in the article --

— Elway on Cutler’s arm vs. those of some NFL greats: “Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre—they all could get outside and make big plays. Cutler is either more athletic or has better arm strength than each of them. His arm is pretty special, might even be as good as mine when I was his age. Certainly, it’s better than mine was at the end.”

— Elway on comparisons between himself and Cutler: “Some people have asked how he compares to me. He’s closer to me physically than personalitywise. But even I struggled a bit with expectations and the Denver spotlight when I was his age. It can be overwhelming. Once he wins some big games, he’ll start to feel like he belongs. It didn’t happen for me until my fourth year, when we went to Cleveland and won “The Drive” game. It was a big boost for me to win the AFC championship game, especially on the road.”

— Elway on what’s next for Cutler: “Cutler just needs to keep growing. His teammates’ confidence in him and the coaches’ confidence in his abilities have grown by leaps and bounds this year. It’s obvious. Hey, everybody follows a winner. And he’s going to win a lot of NFL games.”

I am a Sporting News subscriber and can't wait to read the whole thing. Your thoughts. Do you like Cutler's confidence or is even mentioning that he is better than Elway at anything blasphemy for a Broncos quarterback?