Originally Posted by BroncoMcBuff
He had a bad night, but he is a franchise quarterback.
You don't like him, fine. But the professionals think otherwise there, Skippy.
You must have a different definition of franchise QB . . . I look for a player who is a proven leader, puts the team before himself, sets the tone for his players with hard work and dedication and never lets his internal emotions negate a chance to win, and someone who backs his teammates up when the going gets tough - I challenge you to prove to me where Jay Cutler fits into ANY of that criteria.
Otherwise your definition amounts to nothing more than calling Jeff George a Pro Bowler.
Is Orton equal to Jay Cutler? Probably not. But Jay Cutler isn't exactly Steve Young or Joe Montana or Jim Kelly or Big Ben . . . not by a longshot.