Brandon Marshall: I was the only one to hold Jay Cutler accountable

Thursday August 6th, 2015

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall told ESPN's First Take he was the only one to hold Jay Cutler accountable while in Chicago.

Marshall played with Cutler from 2006-2008 in Denver as well as during the last three seasons with the Bears. Marshall and Cutler's relationship became strained in 2014, and the Bears ended the season 5-11. 

“I felt like I was the only one in the organization that had the huevos to hold [Cutler] accountable," Marshall said on ESPN. "It didn’t go the way I wanted it to go. I think there are things I should take back.”

Marshall also said that him and Cutler didn't talk much last season, and haven't spoken with each other since Marshall was acquired by the Jets. 

In 2014, Marshall had his worst season since his rookie year. He finished with 61 catches for 721 yards, his lowest totals and first season with less than 1,000 yards receiving since 2006. The Jets traded a fifth-round pick for Marshall and a seventh-round pick in March. 

• Bears rookie WR Kevin White may begin season on PUP list

Cutler was the subject of much controversy throughout the season, particularly after an anonymous assistant coach criticized his play. Cutler completed 66 percent of his passes last season for 3,812 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, leading the league in turnovers.  

- Rohan Nadkarni

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