Brandon Marshall’s NFL career was marked by a variety of experiences with different quarterbacks and teams. Over the course of 13 seasons, he played with six different teams in 12 years, from 2006 to 2018. During this time, he worked with a total of 17 different quarterbacks, most notably Jay Cutler during his tenure with the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears.
In a recent interview, Marshall described Cutler as the worst quarterback he played with, not because of what Cutler did on the field, but because he felt that Cutler didn’t reach his full potential. Despite this sentiment, Marshall did enjoy success with Cutler in 2012 when he caught a career-high 118 passes and totaled over 1,500 receiving yards.
In contrast to his comments about Cutler, Marshall named Ryan Fitzpatrick as the best quarterback he played with. He cited Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field during their time together with the New York Jets in 2015 when they co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. This experience made a lasting impression on Marshall and solidified Fitzpatrick as one of the best quarterbacks he played with.
Throughout his career, Cutler’s time with the Chicago Bears was marked by mixed success. While they made it to the NFC Championship in the 2010 season, they ultimately fell short of achieving a Super Bowl appearance. No Bears quarterback has ever thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdown passes in a single season.
Overall, Marshall’s experiences working with different quarterbacks and teams throughout his NFL career have shaped his perspective on both football and his own performance as a wide receiver.