Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler are showing they are not just trying to help the Chicago Bears win the Super Bowl, they are also trying to help young players.
NFL.com reported that Marshall and Cutler are working with draft prospect Teddy Bridgewater at Marshall’s training facility, FitSpeed Athletic Performance, located in Weston, FL.
Bridgewater’s stock has been up-and-down recently after having a so-so Pro Day. He has been projected as high as #1 at one point to as low as #32 at another. After that disappointing Pro Day, he figures that it would be a good idea to get some tips on how to throw from a current NFL quarterback and tips on what NFL receivers expect from a current Pro Bowl receiver.
It is great to see that two supposedly selfish players are doing their part to help out the youngsters. Marshall and Cutler have had to fight the negative images pinned on them.
As each has aged and matured, they now take the baton of leadership. In their own way, each has demonstrated they can take that leadership role and thrive.
In addition to working with his teammates and helping draft prospects, Cutler has in his contract a clause that allows the Bears to dip into his mega contract and re-do it to free up money. That came in handy right away when the Bears freed up $4 million and signed defensive end Jared Allen. Both he and Marshall have also been leaders for their charitable contributions.
Earlier this offseason, both Marshall and Cutler led training sessions in the same facility with their own teammates, such as Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennet, Matt Forte, and others.
Marshall and Cutler have been best friends since the two were on the Denver Broncos in 2006. They have had their best seasons while playing together. They understand what each has gone through with their battles with the media and public perception.
Let’s hope that the Bears can be led to the Super Bowl at some time with both Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler.