Birthday: April 29, 1983
Jay Cutler can’t escape the comparisons to Brett Favre. Both played quarterback and safety for small high schools (Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana) and were overlooked by the "name" college programs. They are roughly the same size, and both are fierce competitors (Cutler once tried to kick a Tennessee linebacker who was taunting him after a sack).
But the most noticeable trait that the two players share is a strong arm; Cutler can make all of the throws that an NFL passer needs to be able to make. He can buy time with his feet when the protection breaks down and has been very durable despite often getting pounded against SEC opponents because of his overmatched line.
The comparisons between Cutler and Favre are not limited to their strengths. Like the Packer star, Cutler has too much confidence in his ability to thread the needle. While it is unfair to compare Cutler’s won-loss record at Vanderbilt (11-34) to that of Matt Leinart or Vince Young, he is not a proven winner like those two.
Cutler may have something else in common with Favre in that he too could be the third quarterback drafted in the year that he comes out. Unlike Favre, though, Cutler will not last until the second round and Leinart and Young should have more success in the NFL than the two quarterbacks drafted ahead of Favre: Dan McGwire and Todd Marinovich.
(profile written by Warren DeLuca)
Jay Cutler’s 2005 Stats G ATT CMP % YDS TD INT 11 462 273 59.1 3,073 21 9 Jay Cutler Home