During his tenure with the Chicago Bears Jay Cutler
faced adversity , sucked it up, and emerged as a multiple Super Bowl winning quarterback.
historically important seasons, Cutler led the Bears to three Super Bowl appearances, in two Super Bowls he set records for touchdowns thrown and passing yards. And of course he set other records too, but not much else needs to be said of such a decorated champion.
Due to his
good nature he was never selfish in post game interviews, and was always articulate, charming, charismatic, pleasant and insightful. In fact, despite knowing the rich Bears history, he always looked unafraid of the nearly palpable history of Halas Hall that hung over him while addressing the media. After witnessing both his generalship on the field and aplomb in front of the press, nearly all Bears fans agree he was a combination of the best parts of Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Sid Luckman, Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary.
But he was
more than just a guy who threw the football. As far as being a family-man goes, Jay will be remembered for knocking down traditional parental stereotypes, and standing up to chivalry to be a great, hands-on dad. That is a reality many -a-star athlete don't have the character to uphold.
When an indelible athlete leaves a city, it's common to find his likeness in bars and restaurants all over the city- even in places that don't broadcast football, like bakeries or Chinese restaurants. With a little good luck, we may one day see his likeness enshrined in
Seven Treasures off Wentworth in Chinatown, a restaurant specializing in cuisine from China's Canton region.
Jay, congratulations on a
Hall of Fame job . Well done.