Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler Can Learn From Joe Flacco

By Dan Parzych
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The Baltimore Ravens pulled off the biggest surprise this postseason by winning Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers–which has brought up an interesting topic regarding Joe Flacco and whether he deserves to be the league’s highest paid quarterback. Flacco was criticized this past season for placing himself in the “elite” category at quarterback and now that he has a Super Bowl ring to back up his talk, there’s one quarterback who can learn from the Super Bowl MVP–Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears.

Just like Flacco, Cutler has seen himself receive plenty of criticism over the years since taking over the role of starting quarterback, but it’s difficult to set expectations high for a quarterback when the team fails to give him enough protection on the offensive line. On top of that, Chicago hasn’t done nearly enough to provide Cutler with the right type of weapons on offense to get him to live up to his true potential–although the acquisition of Brandon Marshall last season was a start.

Cutler’s proven in the past to be one of the toughest quarterbacks in the NFL and if the Bears can improve these key areas, there’s no reason why Cutler shouldn’t be considered one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Chicago already proved last season they have a championship-caliber defense and if they can figure out a way to improve the offensive line and receiver core in 2013–there’s no reason why Cutler can’t follow the same path as Flacco when it comes to proving doubters wrong.

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