31 Fun Facts About Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is the quarterback of the Chicago Bears and he is looked at as one of the better young quarterbacks in the league. He came on and showed real promise right from the start in Denver and after being traded to Chicago, fans of the Bears have hoped he can take them to the next level. He could very well be on his way to being the best quarterback the Chicago Bears have ever had.

Here is a look at 31 interesting facts about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler:

-Jay Cutler was born in Santa Claus, Indiana.

-He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006 with the 11th pick in the first round.

-His full name is Jay Christopher Cutler.

-Cutler helped lead his high school football team to a 15-0 record during his senior year.

-In high school, Cutler was not only an All-State football player, but an All-State basketball player too.

-In college at Vanderbilt, Cutler earned first team freshman All-SEC honors.

-Jay Cutler won the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 after his senior season. He was the first Vanderbilt player to win that award since the 1960s.

-Cutler left Vanderbilt holding school career records for Total Offense (9,953 yards), Touchdown Passes (59), Passing Yards (8,697), Completions (710), Attempts (1,242), and Combined Touchdowns (76).

-In the 2006 NFL Draft, two quarterbacks were selected ahead of Jay Cutler, Vince Young (3rd overall) and Matt Leinart (10th overall), before the Denver Broncos traded up to get him with the 11th overall pick.

-At the NFL Combine before the 2006 NFL Draft, Cutler was timed in the 40 yard dash at 4.77 seconds.

-Cutler’s first 300 yards game in the NFL came in a week one Broncos win over the Buffalo Bills in 2007. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown.

-In week four of the 2007 season, Cutler got his first NFL rushing touchdown in a 38-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

-He passed for more yards than any other rookie during the 2006 preseason schedule.

-Over his first five years in the league, Cutler threw more touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter than he has during any other quarter of the game.

-In the first game he would start in the NFL, Cutler’s Broncos lost 23-20 to the Seattle Seahawks at home.

-Jay Cutler’s first NFL touchdown pass was caught by tight end Stephen Alexander. It came in the second quarter and went for seven yards.

-His second career touchdown pass went for 71 yards to Brandon Marshall.

-In 2009, Jay Cutler led the entire NFL in interceptions thrown with 26.

-In 2006, he became the first rookie quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of the first four games he played in.

-In a 31-28 victory by the Broncos over the Steelers in 2007, Cutler had his first three touchdown performance.

-When he left the Broncos, Cutler held four major single season team passing records: Most passing yards, most pass completions, most pass attempts, and most 300 yard passing games.

-Jay Cutler has Type 1 Diabetes.

-In 2007, Jay Cutler and two Broncos teammates appeared in an episode of the ‘Oprah’s Big Give’ television show.

-Through 2010, Cutler has thrown more touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall, a total of 14 from his time with the Broncos, than he has to anyone else.

-Jay Cutler’s last touchdown pass as a Denver Bronco was a 25 yarder to tight end Tony Scheffler.

-His first touchdown pass with the Chicago Bears went for 36 yards to Devin Hester.

-In a 2009 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Cutler teamed up with tight end Greg Olsen on three touchdown passes.

-Through the 2010 season, the longest touchdown pass Jay Cutler has ever thrown with the Chicago Bears went for 89 yards to running back Matt Forte. His longest ever thrown though was for 93 yards and was caught by Broncos receiver Eddie Royal.

-During his freshman year of college, Cutler scored nine rushing touchdowns.

-The longest run from scrimmage during Cutler’s first five seasons in the NFL went for 31 yards and a touchdown in 2007 while he was with the Broncos.

-In 2009, Jay Cutler was officially credited with making three tackles.

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