Lombardi: Cutler Could Have Been MVP

(WSCR) Any doubts of what Jay Cutler meant to the Bears have been erased over the last three weeks.

Before Cutler went down with what could be a season-ending thumb injury, the Bears were averaging 26.8 points per game. In the three game since his injury, they are averaging just 11.

“That shows you how good Jay Cutler is,” Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network told The Mully and Hanley Show. “I wrote that — I talked about Jay Cutler possibly being the MVP candidate. He was doing things to cover up the sins of the offensive line. Now, with Caleb Hanie and other players, you can’t cover up those sins. They can’t do that. The offensive line gets exposed. Everybody was talking about how the line was playing better — no, no no. The line wasn’t playing better. Cutler was doing things in the pocket that were unique and he was making more plays.

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Lombardi said that even if the Bears sneak into the playoffs, if Cutler isn’t back, they won’t be able to do anything.

“The Bears line is not good enough. It’s not quality enough to be able to go into the playoffs unless the quarterback can do some things,” Lombardi said. “Obviously, Cutler has been able to, but without Cutler, there’s no go.”

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  • acerman

    I do not think Cutler gets any MVP as long as Rodgers is around…Rodgers is SMOKING Right Now…….The Bears will not go anywhere this year or Next…..Sorry…. If you want to write something positive here “Do you remember 4 years back when the Packers rebuilt their team ???? We’ll here they are….The Bears did the same thing with different results …..but to many Chiefs in Chicago and not enough LEADERS …PERIOD ! ! !

    • jared

      He’s not saying Cutler is the best player in the league. He’s saying Cutler is the MOST VALUABLE to his team, hence the MVP designation. By the way, can you explain your claim that the Bears were rebuilding their team four years ago…the season after they went to the Superbowl? Finally, I won’t take the time to mention your numerous grammatical errors individually, but if you’re going to use quotation marks, at least use them in sets…genius.

  • LeRoy

    It’s about time people start recognizing Cutler.
    PS. He’s really good.

  • http://www.bearsbeat.com/2011/12/19/monday-morning-quarterback-bears-seahawks-12-18-11/ Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Seahawks (12.18.11) | Bears Beat

    […] defense is strong and Cutler and Forte were having Pro Bowl seasons before they suffered injuries. Cutler, in fact, was said to be in the mix for MVP consideration, according to many pundits in the national media, including respected NFL mind, Michael Lombardi of […]

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