Cutler Amazed Favre Still Playing At 41

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — Jay Cutler idolized Brett Favre growing up and the Bears quarterback said he is amazed by the 41-year old Favre’s durability; he’s made an NFL record 293 straight starts.

“I didn’t imagine he would still be playing when I was playing. I grew up watching him and John Elway. He still looks good,” Cutler said Wednesday. “It’s remarkable. Everyone’s talked about it. Everyone knows what kind of precedent he’s set, and it’s going to be hard for anybody to touch that.”

Everybody knows about Favre’s strong arm, but his ability to make plays is what really impresses Cutler.

“His feel for the football. He’s 41. He’s played a lot of games and sees things others guys don’t see. He’s able to do things on the field that even some veteran guys who have played a lot of games aren’t able to do,” said Cutler.

And just when it looked like Favre was down for the count, the grandfather led the Vikings to another magical win last week. The Bears know he’s dangerous at any age.

“He used to be called the comeback kid but you can’t call him that anymore. He’s more like the comeback extraordinaire. You have to tip your hat off to him and respect everything he has done,” said Bears defensive lineman Anthony Adams.

Favre said Wednesday that he sees himself in Jay Cutler; that they both have a riverboat gambler mentality.

Sunday’s Bears-Vikings outcome might just come down to the two quarterbacks and whether they play it close to the vest or go all in.

  • christopher brown

    Cutler needs to realize that Warren Moon played until he was around 45,so this is nothing for Mr Cheesehead,as much as i hate to admit it,the only thing im hoping for as far as Sunday’s game goes,is if Idonije and Peppers can shut Peterson down and force Brett to throw the ball when hes not ready

  • tr

    Well christopher, its obvious anyone who reads your post can detect all the jealousy in the world. nothing new about brett. he just keeps on ticking.

  • Roberta Waker

    People should stop talking about the “old man” at 41 years of age. This is NOT old and age is a state of mind as well as years. If Brett is healthy enough to play until he’s 50, he should do so, but with everyone gunning for him, I think this will be his last year. He is setting an example, i.e., you are NEVER too old to do what you love as long as you can still do it.

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