How good do we "need" Cutler to be?
Years ago, I was talking to a wise old man in our neighborhood. He has since passed away, but I've always remembered a point he made to me one day. He said to me that there is a big difference between a person's "needs" and "wants" in life. He had learned to distinguish between the two. I always was impressed by how this guy was always at peace, and lived a really good & happy life - even though he didn't own a lot of material things.
You could definitely see that he was "successful in life" but not a guy with a lot of the toys we all chase.
This morning I was thinking about Jay Cutler, and all of our comments regarding his play since he's been here. Clearly, most of us "want" an elite quarterback in Chicago. But I'm curious what you guy think about our "needs" here. How good does Jay Cutler "need" to be, in order for us to be consistently solid as a team? Good enough to retake the NFC-N title, and ultimately good enough to win a Super Bowl?
Cutler, has a career QB rating of 84. During his tenure at Chicago, his rating has been in the range from 76 to 86. This season it was 81.
Please note that I'm not asking if he's elite, or should be elite, or pointing out his failings, poor mechanics, what we gave Denver to get him - none of that. Just asking about our "needs" here.
How good does he "need" to be for the Bears to be consistently successful?