To say Jay Cutler didn’t care when he was an NFL quarterback would be unfair, though he certainly never did anything to keep people from having that opinion of him.
But maybe, just maybe, his uncaring attitude will actually be an asset when he steps into the TV booth. At least that’s what his new broadcast partner thinks.
It turned out Watson would be the third QB to go behind Trubisky and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, whom the Chiefs traded up 17 spots to pick at No. 10 overall, a pick formerly owned by the Bills. Watson went 12th overall to the Texans, who moved up from No. 25 overall in a trade with the Browns.
All told, Watson did have a a point. Not only did he throw for over 4,100 yards in each of his last two seasons with the Tigers, he also won two ACC championship games, while Trubisky didn’t even reach the title game in his only year as a starter.
Success in college doesn’t always translate to the NFL, but Watson successfully ran a pro-style offense. Turnovers were an issue for Watson at times, but he threw 41 touchdowns to 17 interceptions last season. That is a ratio most NFL teams could live with.
Ever since the championship game, Trubisky has seen his stock rise and is now considered a serious threat to be picked No. 1 overall by the Browns.
From a production standpoint, Watson is absolutely correct in his claim. However, every year prospects rise exponentially during the draft process, and Trubisky was one of the fastest risers this year.