Today Jay Cutler admitted that most of the support came from teammates on offense, and the quarterback said he wasn’t aware about potential division in the locker room regarding the decision to start him over backup Josh McCown.
“Offensively, yeah, [I felt support from those players],” Cutler said Monday during the “Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000. “I’m not in the defensive meetings. We don’t talk to those guys as much. I felt support from those guys going into the game. I know there were some media outlets saying otherwise. It is what it is. At the end of the game, I felt supported, which is all that was really needed.”
“I’ve talked to [receiver Brandon Marshall] about it,” Cutler said. “We’ve been together a long time. I knew he’d shoot me straight. I talked to [center Roberto Garza]. I mentioned some stuff to the linemen. Everyone was super supportive. Like, ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for: you to get back. So let’s go. Let’s quit talking about it. Let’s go out there and play.’ So guys were great. I said it yesterday, it’s a really, really cool group to work with. The bonds are forming and getting stronger and stronger each week.”
While I feel deep down inside that Josh McCown should be given the chance to win the starting spot, even he agrees that this is Jay’s team and he is the back-up. You have to be excited to have a player with so much class, because he could be causing problems, instead he is supporting his teammate.