Jerry Angelo, who served as Bears common manager from 2001-2011, ranked quarterbacks for TheSidelineView.com; he had some fairly unfavorable things to say about Jay Cutler, whom he acquired from the Broncos in 2009 for Kyle Orton, two first spherical picks, and a third spherical selection:
Has all of the physical instruments, but inconsistent in the clutch. Mostly due to an absence of poise. He’s not comfy reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the appropriate choice. The much less he’s asked to see the higher he is. A greater half field general, than a full discipline one.
Contemplating Cutler led three game-winning drives and his QB rating within the fourth quarter surpassed the other three this season, any claims about “clutchness” are, as they are usually, dubious.
That being stated, Angelo had Cutler ranked right around league common, and it’s arduous to make a convincing argument one way or another versus the individuals instantly in front of him — i.e. Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Nick Foles, and Alex Smith — but Angelo should still have a job if he weren’t objectively incompetent at evaluating quarterbacks: