Brandon Marshall’s NFL career spanned 13 seasons with six different teams over the course of twelve years, from 2006 to 2018. Throughout his time in the league, he played with a total of 17 different quarterbacks, most notably Jay Cutler during his time 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, but because he felt Cutler didn’t reach his full potential. Despite this sentiment, Marshall did enjoy success with Cutler in 2012, catching a career-high 118 passes and totaling 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 the 2015 season with the New York Jets where he co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns as evidence of Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field. This experience solidified him as one of the best quarterbacks Marshall played with.
Throughout his career, Cutler’s time with the Chicago Bears was marked by mixed success, including an appearance in the NFC Championship in the 2010 season. However, his tenure in Chicago ultimately fell short of achieving a Super Bowl appearance. No Bears quarterback has thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdown passes in a single season since then.
Overall, Marshall’s experiences playing for different teams and working with various quarterbacks throughout his career have shaped his perspective on both football and himself as a player.