Hey Dolphin faithful… What are you looking at? I gotta right to be here…
I’m Gus. “Gus”? you say…”Who are you”? I should just say what’s to you? But you don’t know me so I’m gonna educate you: All you gotta know is wherever Jay goes, I go!
I’m Gus – the can Jay likes to kick!
Some of you think you got it all figured out (Gus spits on the floor). You say “Jay Cutler, that pouty brat who acts like he is too cool for football, why did we sign him?”
Well let me tell you right now…You don’t know what you are talking about. Me and Jay go way back. He’s been kicking me since college.
And I’m here to tell you Jay gets a bad rap.
Sure Jay pouts a bit on the sideline but that’s no reason to judge him.
I first met Jay as a freshman when he was at Vanderbilt. I was a nerdy can who was nervous to be away from home. Jay was a big time college quarterback.
We were roommates. Jay was always good to me…he let me carry his books for him, pay for his lunch and sometimes I even got to watch the halls to make sure no one was watching when he had a girl in his dorm room.
We were great friends!
In four years Jay threw for over 8600 yards and 59 touchdowns. Everyone knew he was going to play in the NFL and probably gonna be a first round pick. He was the biggest thing at Vanderbilt.
Vandy doesn’t put a lot of players in the NFL..but Jay’s talent was too much to ignore. His arm was a cannon and NFL scouts coveted him.
He was the most popular kid in school!
You think that might go to his head right? But no, not Jay.
Jay never cared what people said.
He always made time for me. Whenever Jay had a bad game he would say to me “hey” and I was like back to him “hey”. We nodded our heads at each other like cool guys do. Then he flicked his cigarette on the floor and then he would look at me and…
Jay was always my Fonzi…
But college would’t last forever. It was time for Jay to move on to the NFL.
On April 29, 2006, Jay was picked in the first round. He was the 11th pick overall and the third quarterback taken in that draft after Vince Young and Matt Leinart.
Both of those guys are probably giving foot rubs for nickels right now…but Jay would go on to have a good career and I would be with him the whole way!
First stop: Denver!
Those were great times. In three years Jay threw for 54 Touchdowns and over 9000 yards. His final year in Denver was particularly impressive, he threw for over 4500 yards!
But they always say nothing good lasts forever. The Broncos fired Coach Mike Shanahan after the 2008 season and hired Josh McDaniels who built himself quite a reputation as an offensive guru for the Patriots in 2008. McDaniels wanted his guy so the Broncos traded Jay to the Bears for Kyle Orton, a 1st rounder and a 3rd rounder.
The Broncos would go on to draft Tim Tebow in the following draft. Hah Hah – they deserved him!
Jay kept kicking me in Chicago. Jay had a pretty good first season with the Bears passing for over 3600 yards and 27 touchdowns. However, 2009 was his best year in Chicago for some time.
I’m not going to lie – times were tough in Chicago. There was a lot of can kicking. But it wasn’t always tough – in 2015 The Bears brought in Adam Gase as their OC and they set a franchise record for offense with over 5500 offensive yards. That brings us to Miami where, as you all know Adam Gase is the head coach and managed to bring Jay Cutler out of retirement.
So this season look for me I will be at all the Dolphins games. You can kick me if you want…