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Brandon Marshall Excludes Jay Cutler When Asked About Best Teammates He’s Played With

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After three seasons with the Chicago Bears, Brandon Marshall is on the move once again with the veteran wide receiver headed to the New York Jets. Marshall played well in Chicago over the years and at times was considered one of the top players in the league at his position once again, but ultimately, the Bears still couldn’t get over the hump with Jay Cutler under center.

Cutler and Marshall have a long history in the NFL with seven years playing alongside one another during their career. Marshall became a star along with Cutler during their time with the Denver Broncos and that success carried over to their reunion in Chicago, but it was never meant to last.

Along with Marshall changing teams again, the relationship between the veteran wideout and Cutler seems to have taken a serious hit. Marshall was recently asked which players he’s played with in his career were the best teammates. Cutler was excluded on a long list from Marshall, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:

In an indication that Cutler and Marshall’s relationship remains strained, Marshall omitted Cutler when asked by a fan on Twitter to name the best teammate he ever played with. Marshall named several teammates from the Broncos, Dolphins and Bears: Mike Pouncey, Brandon Stokley, Ryan Clady, Alshon Jeffery, Elvis Dumervil, Brian Urlacher, Israel Idonije, Matt Forte, Rod Smith, Chris Simms and Chad Pennington. Cutler didn’t make the cut.

Obviously, even though these two veterans were close at one point during their time together, Marshall doesn’t think that highly of Cutler after leaving the Bears. Marshall is headed to potentially greener pastures with a fresh start in New York while Cutler’s future is in serious doubt.

Chicago has been actively pursuing a way to parts ways with Cutler whether it be a trade or simply cutting the veteran gunslinger. Cutler may have thrown for a career-high 3,812 yards last season, but the veteran also threw 18 interceptions in a very disappointing five-win season.

Ultimately, if Cutler is released or traded, the veteran quarterback will likely be a backup option for his next season and perhaps for the rest of his career in the NFL.

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