Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said Monday on his ESPN Chicago radio show that he understands why people are asking if the Bears have “buyer's remorse” for giving quarterback Jay Cutler a seven-year, $126 million contract in January.
The appearance came shortly after the wide receiver was released from the hospital after fracturing two ribs and sustaining a collapsed lung against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.
On Sunday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the Bears had "serious buyer's remorse" about Cutler's contract.
“We all know Jay is more than capable of getting it done,” Marshall said on his radio show. “It doesn’t always fall on him. I guess that’s why those guys are the highest paid players out there. Because when you win and everything is going good, they get all the glory. And when it’s bad, they take more than what they should take. But I can understand that as far as as a business man, I would have buyer’s remorse, too."
This season, Cutler has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 3,446 yards. He has thrown for 26 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Marshall called this “the most frustrating season” because he felt like he couldn’t get into a rhythm in the offense this season. He also said he has not had fun.
"You look at our offense on paper and how we’re built. We shouldn’t be in this situation, but we are. And it has been that way for a long time. I can’t see myself going through another year like that. This was one of the most stressful years ever. We have everybody that we need to turn it around, but I want to hear from the other guys, like, how can we do that?"
- Sarah Barshop