Brandon Marshall’s 13-year NFL career was marked by a total of 17 different quarterbacks, including Jay Cutler during his time with the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. In a recent interview, Marshall described Cutler as the worst quarterback he’s ever played with, not because of what Cutler did, but because he felt Cutler didn’t reach his full potential. Despite this sentiment, Marshall had success with Cutler in 2012, catching a career-high 118 passes and totaling over 1,500 receiving yards.
In contrast to his comments about Cutler, Marshall named Ryan Fitzpatrick the best quarterback he played with, citing a 2015 season with the New York Jets where he co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field left a lasting impression on Marshall and cemented him as one of the best quarterbacks Marshall has played with.
During his career, Cutler’s tenure with the Chicago Bears was marked by mixed success. The team made it to an NFC Championship Game in the 2010 season but ultimately failed to produce a Super Bowl appearance despite additions in one season. No Bears quarterback threw for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdowns during that time.
Overall, Marshall’s NFL career was characterized by his experiences with different quarterbacks and teams which ultimately shaped his perspective on the league and his own performance as a wide receiver.