Since Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers preventing the Chicago Bears from making the Super Bowl, Jay Cutler has been the target of everyone’s criticism. Former Bear Jim McMahon was even surprised he didn’t see Cutler back in the game after he left the field.
Jay Cutler’s toughness has been criticized since leaving the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. “The way I played, they would have had to drag me out of that game, Jim McMahon said on the Boers and Bernstein Show. “I dont know Jay, I don’t know the extent of his injury. Obviously he felt as though he couldn’t go. Some people can play with injuries, some people can’t.”
LISTEN: Jim McMahon On The Boers and Bernstein Show
Earlier this week, it was announced that Jay Cutler left that game due to a sprained MCL in his knee and doctors had suggested him not to continue playing. “A doctor cannot tell me I’m not going back in, unless it’s a head injury like a concussion or something like that. Then the doctor cannot let you back in the ballgame,” McMahon said. “A knee or an ankle or an arm or something like that, it’s the player’s decision whether he goes back in or not.”
However, McMahon did support Jay’s decision to leave the game. Jim McMahon said “I guess he felt he couldn’t be a help to the team. That’s a good thing to do, get out and gets somebody healthy in there.”