Originally posted by seahawk12thman:
Their rushing offense has ranked 14th out of the last 3 years which is average and Cutler has had the luxury last year of a league worst 12.3 yard per drop. Had half those balls been caught he would have had elite numbers. He picks up first downs a league best 36.6% percent of the time, amazing since he is always running for his life. His scrambling was 5.7 yards per carry which was 4th best in the NFL. In fact the only quarterbacks that had a higher deep ball completion was Russell Wilson and Joe Flacco.The Bears were ranked 3rd to last in pass blocking :https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/01/28/ranking-the-2012-offensive-lines/ Over the last three years in games that Culter leaves early or doesn't play the Bears are 2-10. So you can have a biased view of him all you want but Culter is an elite quarterback.. It would be much more through on your part if you would provide some stats to back up you unsubstantiated claims..
Here you go. This will be my last post on the subject because I don't want to derail the thread any further. It's surprising that you pulled an article from PFF, yet so many of your points are invalidated by their site.
Kaepernick had the highest deep ball accuracy in the league. Cutler wasn't even in the top 10 https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/03/20/adot-adjusted-completion-percentage/
Cutler also has the 3'rd highest interception % when pressured and 3'rd lowest throwaway % on plays he's pressured. That combination shows that rather than throw the ball away, he makes poor decisions and forces the ball with risky passes. https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/11/22/sig-stats-snapshot-passing-under-pressure/
. There were several players who took pressure on a similar %, but only Dalton was worse at sacks/int's.
The Bears offensive line is not great at pass protection, but Cutler's holds onto the ball the 4'th longest in the league before taking a sack. Just like Alex Smith, a lot of the sacks he takes are his own fault because he gets the ball out too slow or doesn't throw it away when he should. This is another example of terrible decisions under pressure. https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/11/07/signature-stat-snapshot-time-to-throw/
. The two worst things a QB can do are take a sack or cause a turnover, and Cutler is one of the worst offenders at both.
82:63 td:int ratio. Their defense has been top 5 in the league in takeaways every year for the past 3 seasons. All they needed was the offense to not turn the ball over so much. Instead, Cutler is the complete opposite; a mediocre passer (not saying his arm strength is mediocre) who makes risky and bad decisions on plays with low chances for success, and has been a turnover machine.
Despite the best kick returner ever, an extremely opportunistic defense, and a top 10 running game 2 of the past 3 years they've hovered around 20'th in the league in points scored per game. Cutler is not elite in any way. He's not even top 10 in any statistic that would indicate good quarterback play (Yards per attempt, td:int ratio, completion %). There are your substantiated claims.