Why Jay Cutler's INT's Are a LITTLE Overblown.

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIFebruary 4, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears prepares to throw the game-winning touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 36-30 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Jay Cutler has faced a lot of criticism for his 26 interceptions. I think it is a little overblown. Why? Because of the fact that all the greats have thrown a bunch of interceptions! In 1980 Dan Fouts of San Diego Chargers Threw 30 touchdowns 24 interceptions, in 1993 Brett Favre threw 19 touchdowns 24 interceptions, in 1994 Drew Bledsoe threw 25 touchdowns 27 interceptions, in 1986 Warren Moon threw 13 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.

The point I am trying to make here is the fact that most of the great quarterbacks in this league have had slumps in there career. Also it's time for everyone to stop comparing Jay Cutler to Jeff George! Jay Cutler is not as good or as bad as Jeff George was. Also Let's not forget that Jay Cutler just last season with the broncos threw for over 4500 yards and you look at the weapons he has had this year and compare them to the weapons he had when he was with Denver and you recognize that Denver has significantly then the Bears do. Also Matt Forte had a sophomore slump and if he didn't he could have opened it up more for Jay Cutler which could of meant less interceptions.

Also the offensive line of the Bears struggled and allowed 35 sacks this season Which was top ten in sacks allowed. Also you got to look at what he did at the end of the season in the last two games in which he had 8 tds and 1 int. It's funny how some people in Chicago have given up on him after one season. Which it kinda reminds you of when Trent Green was in Kansas City and in his first season he threw 17 touchdowns & 24 INT's. Then later on with Kansas City he had three 4000+ yards seasons and two Pro Bowl appearances.

To conclude this article I just wanna say to the people who have even put Jay Cutler's and Jamarcus Russell's season in comparison. Jay Cutler may have had a bad season but that does not mean he did not try hard (unlike Jamarcus Russel) and Jay Cutler threw alot of interceptions but he also threw alot of touchdowns (unlike Jamarcus Russel who only had 3).