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Jay Cutler - Simply the Best?

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So now we have to officially ask the question. Is Jay Cutler already the best QB the Bears have had in 20? 25? 30? years. Sadly, only one guy gets close and that was really on the strength of one year. I've pulled the Bears QB seasons back to 1995. I only kept ones in which a QB started for 7 games.  That also (sadly) took out 4 seasons completely from the list.

I've compiled them in a simple table and bolded the number by the QB who has the best one.

Let us take a look, shall we?

Cutler
Year Games Att Comp Comp% Yards TDs Ints
2008 16 384 616 62.3 4526 25 18
Orton
2008 15 272 465 58.5 2972 18 12
Grossman
2006 16 262 480 54.6 3193 23 20
Orton
2005 15 190 368 51.6 1869 9 13
Stewart
2003 9 126 251 50.2 1418 7 12
Miller
2002 8 180 314 57.3 1944 13 9
Miller
2001 14 228 395 57.7 2299 13 10
McNown
2000 10 154 280 55.0 1646 8 9
Matthews
1999 8 167 275 60.7 1645 10 6
Kramer
1998 8 151 250 60.4 1823 9 7
Kramer
1995 16 315 522 60.3 3838 29 10

 

I've left interceptions alone since the guys with the low numbers didn't play a full season.

So is it too easy to answer yes to the question?  Only one QB bested Cutler in any category and that was just a fantastic year.  Kramer and the Bears never matched those totals again.

What is your take?  Is Jay Cutler the best QB we've seen in Chicago since Jimmy Mac?