In 2006, Mike Shanahan and the Broncos organization raised many eyebrows when they moved up in the NFL draft to select Quarterback Jay Cutler with the 11th overall pick. Nowadays, Jay Cutler is the one raising the eyebrows around the NFL and its fans.
To put it simply, Jays got everything needed to become the next big thing in the NFL.
1. He’s got the talent; he’s got a rocket launcher attached to his shoulder where most mortals have only an arm.
2. He’s got moxie, a four year starter at Vanderbilt Cutlers win/loss record was 11-35 anything but impressive. However, during that time frame not one of his offensive teammates was ever drafted in the NFL and Cutler still managed to win the offensive player of the year (2006) in the toughest conference in college football, the SEC.
3. He’s got talent around him. Brandon Marshall is a beast, Eddie Royal is uncoverable, and Tony Sheffler is quick and possesses good hands for a tight end. Would Joe Montana be Joe Montana if he wasn’t throwing to Jerry Rice and John Taylor for all those years? I think not...The exciting aspect to consider is also the fact that all of their core offensive players are all very young. They are still learning and getting better...scary!
4. He’s got heart. In the offseason Cutler was diagnosed with type one diabetes which is the most severe type of this disease to deal with. This instantly casted him into the spotlight for diabetes patients across the world. He has embraced this roll and continues to bring this powerful disease which affects 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8 percent of the population into the spot light. "If an NFL quarterback can thrive with this disease, so can I".
If the Broncos continue to win and Cutler continues to shine there is no doubt that Cutler will soon become the next big thing in the NFL.