Jay Cutler has some real talent. There's no denying that he's a world class athlete — but he gets sacked a lot.
No, not tea-bagged you pervs, he gets tackled while quarterbacking.
Defenders are always charging up the rear, hammering him. No! Not in that way! Jeez, people.
This conversation has been around a while but it's been brought back into the public forum after Junior Seau killed himself.
Jay knew the risks when he signed up, saying:
"It's a tough subject, it's a touchy subject, I think you have to be careful what you say and don't say. Some guys are totally on one side of [this] and other guys are on the other side of the fence. You know, I signed up to play football. I understand that. I understand you're going to take hits, you're going to get beat up.
At the end of the day, it's a tough sport. You're going to take shots in the head, and you're going to get concussions from time to time. But no one made me play football. [No] one put a gun to my head and said, 'You have to play football.' It's what I love to do. And I knew the risks and benefits going into it."
We just hope his words don't come back to haunt him.
Early dementia and depression are a very real thing for retired professional football players.
We just hope the NFL starts to take more responsibility when it comes to the safety of their players.
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