As a Bears fan, I’m never too cocky. I’ve seen too much bad — and often boring — football for that. So when the Bears somehow pulled off a miracle and signed quarterback Jay Cutler earlier this year, I steeled myself for the upcoming disapointment.
Cutler’s best wide receiver is Devin Hester. Really. Don’t be surprised to see Cutler zipping throws to the tight ends all season long.
Maybe Cutler will get injured. Maybe Cutler won’t be as good as advertised. Maybe the offensive line won’t be able to protect him. Perhaps the aging defense will continue to falter, making Cutler’s strong arm a moot point.
See? I’m a Bears fan. I expect things to go wrong.
Then the Brett Favre rumors started. He mght end up being the quarterback of the Vikings this year. Check out this New York Times story for more information.
Now, maybe this doesn’t matter. Favre didn’t exactly finish strong last year for the New York Jets. In fact, the Jets weren’t even interested enough to give Favre another shot at the helm. The Jets were 8-5 at one point last year and still missed the playoffs, thanks in part to Favre’s erratic play during the end of the season.
But … there’s something about the Vikings with an adequate quarterback that’s scary. The Vikings have the best defense in the division and easily the best running game. Adrian Peterson can beat the Bears by himself. Think of how dangerous he’ll be with Favre tossing passes instead of Tarvaris Jackson.
I don’t know, call me a typical Bears fan here, but I’d really prefer Favre to call it a career. With the Vikings, he might be able to stick a dagger in the hearts of Bears fans once again.