This offseason in the NFL will be fast and furious. Today I’m going to go over some of the top quarterback options poised to hit the market… And why I’d rather have Jay Cutler.
With nearly a 70% completion percentage, almost 4200 yards, 29 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions Cousins seems like a good bet right? Well, good news first, Cousins was only sacked 26 times last year. A number very similar to Jay Cutler’s last year. But let’s look at the Redskins schedule. The best teams they played during the regular season? The New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Carolina Panthers. All 3 games resulting in a big old loss. Was this Cousins fault? Probably not. But when you’re playing Chip Kelly’s Eagles, the Giants, and Romo-less Cowboys twice in a year, you’re going to win. And make throws you couldn’t make against a team with a proper cornerback. “You Like That!?!?”
Now Jay Cutler on a horrendous Bears team that saw Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte, Bushrod, Kevin White, Eddie Royal, and basically everyone on offense (including Jay) miss time with a horrendous defense even managed to beat the Packers. Yet Cousins couldn’t. I’d still rather stick with Jay.
I like Brock Osweiler a lot. I’m only talking about for the next year or 2, not 10 when Jay is on the wrong side of 40. Osweiler got sacked, a lot. Try 23 time in 8 games as compared to Jay’s 29 times in 15 games. For this reason I’m going to give Osweiler more slack on his stats than Cousins. 2000 yards in 8 games isn’t bad at all. But 6 interceptions is. That shows a lack of decision making that wasn’t purely the result of pressure. Jay only threw 11 interceptions in 15 starts. So Osweiler has a ways to come. And only 10 touchdowns Brock? Unacceptable. I don’t care if you can’t run. Just huck it. Go Brett Favre on the Chiefs and Chargers with your 6′ 7″ frame and massive arm. I’d still rather have Jay… next year anyhow.
Colin Kaepernick (Pending Trade, but available anyhow)
Well… he can run. And almost throw. His career pass completion percentage is 59.9%. So, do I really need to say more? I still think it’s hilarious Blaine Gabbert is better than him according to Jim Tomsula, everyone’s favorite mobster dressed as an NFL coach. Do I even have to type out how I’d rather have Jay?
He has chicken legs after missing what seems like his entire career rehabbing knee injuries. I really like Bradford. But how can anyone plant when they’re throwing and look like Twiggy? Not happening. Don’t even care about the stats or Chip Kelly’s amazing coaching mind. Chip Kelly did for coaching what Matt Millen did for General Managing.
There’s so little to look at, but he’s the real wild card of the bunch unlike…
Ryan “The Choker” Fitzpatrick
All the Jets had to do was win and to make the playoffs. Instead Fitzpatrick showed he’ll never help a team win when he just kept throwing useless interceptions in Week 17. GG Fitz.
That’s all for today’s exciting edition of “Why I’d Rather Have Jay.” Tell me your thoughts. Or just simmer angrily that any Bears fan would Rather Have Jay.