Jay Cutler has a lot to prove. He’s been criticized for everything from his demeanor to his toughness to his position among the elite quarterbacks of the NFL. He plans on proving everyone wrong this Thursday by playing with his month-old baby, Camden Jack, strapped to his chest in what is sure to be one of the most watched games of the year when the Bears take on the Packers.
“I’m sick of everyone taking shots at me from afar via Twitter and the press,” said a disgruntled Cutler. “Now I plan on proving everyone wrong by dominating a game with a baby strapped to my chest. I’d like to see Peyton Manning do that!”
Because his girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, has a girls’ night planned, and nobody is available to babysit, Cutler thought he could kill two birds with one stone by watching his son during the game, and showing everyone how talented he is by playing with an infant dangling from his shoulder pads.
Many in the press were skeptical when he announced his intentions, warning Cutler that with all the new studies and cases exposing the brain trauma that can result from playing football, exposing his son might not be the best idea. True to form, Cutler scoffed at such notions.
So how is playing with a child going to disprove all of Cutler’s critics?
First, by making silly faces to his son on the sidelines in between possessions, he can show the world that a scowl isn’t the only facial expression he’s capable of making. Second, throwing touchdown passes on the run and athletically avoiding pass rushers, all the while caring for a newborn baby, will surely prove that he has an elite set of skills. And third, by taking hits and shielding his son from tacklers, he can finally show that he has the toughness to be an NFL quarterback.
Most of his teammates are supportive of the decision, but there are still some detractors.
“I think it’s a bad idea, and I’m crazy!” said Brandon Marshall.
Still, if Cutler can pull it off, it will go a long way in proving to the world that he is indeed, a franchise quarterback.
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