Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall had a good rapport when they were teammates for the Broncos, and they expect to pick things up where they left off now that they’re teammates for the Bears. But Cutler says he expects Marshall to be a better team now than he was before.
“He’s a guy that I’ve missed,” Cutler said. “It’s good having him back. He’s a little bit different guy than he was in Denver, and in a good way. He’s a really good influence for these younger guys.”
There was a time when calling Marshall a good influence on younger guys would have sounded crazy, but if Marshall has matured as much as Cutler seems to think, he’ll be the undisputed leader of what Cutler believes is going to be a great group of receivers.
“Devin Hester I think is probably having the best camp of all the receivers,” Cutler said. “He’s getting more and more comfortable with me and I think this offense suits his abilities a lot better. We’ve got a lot of weapons. I think management is going to have a tough job figuring out what four, five or six guys we want to keep.”
What no one has to figure out is that Marshall is the No. 1 receiver. He was Cutler’s No. 1 receiver for three years in Denver, and Cutler thinks he’s even better now.