Pay per head agents sources report that Brandon Marshall spoke out about his relationship with his former quarterback Jay Cutler. His comments were aired on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday. He says he was the only person to hold Jay Cutler accountable and that includes the whole Bears organization.
“There is a culture in the league that you keep everything in-house,” said Marshall, a receiver the Bears traded to the New York Jets in the offseason.
“But for me last year, I felt like, when we are going on 10 years, nine, 10 years in the league — it’s time to get it. I felt like I was the only one in the organization that had the ‘huevos’ to hold [Cutler] accountable. It didn’t go the way I wanted it to go.”
Cutler and Marshall came into the league together in 2006 with the Denver Broncos and then were later paired in Chicago. They have great on field chemistry, but per Sportsbook Software not so much off the field. When Marshall joined Cutler in Chicago he became the first player to record multiple 100 catch seasons in Bears franchise history. Marshall stated though that there off field relationship deteriorated during the season.
“We didn’t talk much during the year. We still haven’t talked,” Marshall said.
“That is sad. I don’t think there is anybody in the league that had more chemistry than us. If we had a slant route, I was going to go in the hole and he would find me. We saw the game the right way. I felt like that is something we could have built on.
“You throw in Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte and our offensive line; I just felt the time was now [for the Bears to win]. They got rid of Brian Urlacher and didn’t re-sign Brian Urlacher, and they start allocating most of the funds to the offensive side: That is a sign for me it is on us to lead the way. I felt like we didn’t do that.”
Marshall was asked to evaluate Cutler’s play, specifically what the quarterback is missing.
“I don’t know if he has been hit too many times,” Marshall said. “He is one of the most-hit quarterbacks. That can take a toll on you. I’m 31. He is 32 years old. I felt like our window [in Chicago] was short because we were going to be good and our coaches were going to get taken away [and promoted elsewhere in the league if we won games] and guys were in contract situations and injuries. “I wanted everybody to come together and try to take advantage of the opportunity. We didn’t do it.”