The Chicago Bears announced that quarterback Jay Cutler would be taking over the offense. It was a surprising decision seeing how well back up quarterback Josh McCown has played in his absence. The Cleveland Browns are going to try and stop Cutler, but they might be thrilled he is playing given how hot McCown has been.
That isn’t the case.
“No disrespect to (backup) Josh McCown, but Jay Cutler is a different monster, and we’re definitely going to be prepared for him,” Browns safety Tashaun Gipson said, via The Plain Dealer. “Anytime you’re dealing with who I perceive is one of the more elite quarterbacks in this game — Cutler, he’s arguably a top-10 quarterback in this game — I think that amplifies the situation.”
This season Cutler has completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,908 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions through eight games. McCown on the other hand has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 1,809 yards, 13 touchdowns and 1 interception through seven games.
“Cutler’s definitely going to put some balls up for us to make chances, so I’m definitely excited that Cutler’s playing,” said Gipson.