Wide receivers love good quarterbacks, that’s no secret, but former Chicago Bears‘ wide receiver David Terrell may have taken that to the next level. Terrell recently made some astounding comments in an interview with the Chicago publication RedEye.
“I would have cut off both my balls. I’d give those up, no problem. You could have neutered me. I woulda been neutered with a smile. $%#!, man, for real. Jay Cutler is without a doubt a top-10 quarterback in the league. No doubt about that. His knowledge of the game, his pocket presence makes him that. I never witnessed that in the NFL.”
To put some context to these comments, Terrell played for the Bears from 2001-2004, back when the team was mostly struggling. Chicago had a good 2001 season, going 13-3 with Jim Miller at QB, but then went a combined 16-32 over the next three seasons. Terrell had his career-season in 2004 when he racked up 699 receiving yards on 42 catches. Long story short, the Bears didn’t have a QB anywhere near the caliber of the one they have now.
Since the 2001 season, Cutler is the seventh different player to lead the team in passing yards during a season.
Clearly, Terrell is joking with his ball-removal comments, but his words do illustrate the difficulties Chicago has had with finding a reliable QB. Until Cutler, it was a constant game of QB-musical chairs. But now after four years of No. 6, people are even starting to wonder if he’s the guy to get the team back to the promise land.
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