To the Editor:
Former Denver and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler amassed some pretty impressive stats in 11 seasons – hoisting 208 touchdowns among the 2,782 completions in 4,491 tries (62 percent), garnering 32,467 yards. But one stat not listed is the times an even bigger hulk tossed the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Cutler to the hard turf like a rag doll. I winced watching every sack, not because of the damage it did to the Bears victory chances, but to the fragile brain banging around in Cutler's cranium.
Cutler turns 34 in a month, has a lovely wife and three little kiddies at home to go along with a fortune north of $50 million earned throwing a pigskin and getting smashed into the sod. Cutler should consider the closing chapter in the long and now sad life of Kansas Comet and Bears great Gale Sayers and quietly hang it up. Maybe Jay should grab a Starbucks to discuss the matter (no pun intended) with fellow Bears QB Jim McMahon. Then again, not a good idea. The punky QB will likely stare blankly at Jay and wonder why he's even there.