Posted by Decker on 7th February 2011
Fans of the Chicago Bears were let down this season. They lost in the NFC Championship, and they ended up watching their rivals, the Green Bay Packers, be crowned Super Bowl Champions. Many were extremely unhappy with Jay Cutler, who did not play in the second half of that game. It was reported that he had MCL sprains, and possibly worse, but details have been shady. However, Bears fans should not get on Cutler. There have been some cases in the past where athletes had unbelievable games where they played clutch games, while injured.
But if Cutler had toughed it out and played, would he have played well? The Bears even had a third-string quarterback play well and keep them in the game. If Cutler was in, there is no telling how good, or likely, how bad he would have done. Sometimes it may be better for top players to sit, instead of not playing up to par. Should we get on Charles Woodson’s case for not playing in the second half of the Super Bowl because of a broken collarbone? Of course not. Jay Cutler got the Bears to the NFC Championship, and he is not to blame.