I thought I'd double dip in the poll section today. Earlier it was the Mike Martz Approval Rating, and this time I want to know if you think Jay Cutler is a leader. After the F-Bomb heard round the world last week, his leadership was again brought into question. Then after the Viking game it was the Tribune article by Dan Pompei and the rebuttal by our very own Sam Householder that had me wanting to bring this to a poll. A poll you can find after the jump.Do I think he's a leader? Yes, because his peers believe in him. They've voted him a team captain every year he's been in Chicago. While it's hoped and assumed that the quarterback is the leader of the offense, there's no rule in place that they have to vote him the honor. If he's a D-Bag, his teammates wouldn't vote for him. His teammates all came to his defense after his injury in the NFC Championship game last year. Not only when pressed for a comment by a reporter, but most made a point to vocally voice their support of their own volition.
With some celebrities, it's what you see is what you get. Their persona in the public eye is exactly how it is behind the scenes. A guy like Cutler marches to his own beat, he lives his life by a different set of rules than most NFL quarterbacks, and that really ticks some people off.
The only thing that will change the perception of Jay for some fans is winning a Super Bowl. And that's fair. It's a high pressure position in a high pressure environment. If he couldn't take the criticism he wouldn't have played quarterback.
I'm curious how our readers will vote on this subject, and remember it's only his leadership I'm putting to a poll. Not his talent or his mechanics. Do you think Jay Cutler is a leader?