If you’re wondering where all the Jay Cutler criticism came from since he left last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a knee injury, SI’s Peter King has an answer. King, who like us felt that there are other quarterbacks in the league who would have played despite being hurt in that game, said one of the reasons the Vanderbilt product became a pinata is because of his standing amongst his peers.
Appearing on Boston sports radio station WEEI, King said “[Cutler’s] just not a guy who’s very highly regarded or very well liked by other players in the league.”
Aside from the jealousy factor amongst players eliminated from the playoffs, that sure helps explain where all the criticism comes from.
Cutler leaving the conference championship game with a knee injury was already a story by itself. The controversy was perpetuated and taken to a new level when all his peers piled on because players ordinarily defend and protect each other. Now we have an idea why they went on, and truthfully, it’s not surprising given what what we know about Jay.Google+