Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins are visiting the Buffalo Bills on Sunday with both teams still clinging to the dream of a playoff berth. It is unclear who will be behind center for the Bills with Tyrod Taylor suffering from a knee injury and Nathan Peterman in the concussion protocol. One thing Bills’ coach Sean McDermott is sure of is that the Bills will be facing “one of the top QBs in the league.”
Suddenly it makes sense that McDermott benched his starting quarterback when his team was 5-4 and controlled their own playoff destiny. McDermott has no clue what a good quarterback looks or plays like. He thinks Jay Cutler, who hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010, is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL.
Cutler is currently averaging 6.18 yards per attempt which is 30th in the NFL. He’s 22nd in passer rating (85.4) and tied for 7th in interceptions with 11. Tyrod Taylor bests Cutler in each of those categories. Their other numbers are similar with Cutler throwing more touchdowns (18 to 12) and interceptions (11 to 4), but Taylor adding 3 rushing touchdowns.
So if Cutler is one of the best then Taylor is at least as good and his running ability makes him an even more versatile player. So either McDermott doesn’t know what a good quarterback is or he benched a good quarterback. Or they both might be bad and McDermott has no clue. Can’t wait to hear his thoughts on Joe Webb.