Brandon Marshall played with a total of 17 different quarterbacks during his 13-season NFL career, which spanned from 2006 to 2018. Most notably, he played with Jay Cutler while with the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears. In a recent interview, Marshall named Cutler as the worst quarterback he played with, not because of what Cutler did but because he felt that Cutler didn’t reach his full potential. However, despite this sentiment, Marshall had success with Cutler in 2012 when he caught a career-high 118 passes and totaled over 1,500 receiving yards.
On the other hand, Marshall praised Ryan Fitzpatrick as the best quarterback he played with. He cited their time together on the New York Jets in the 2015 season when Fitzpatrick led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field left a lasting impression on Marshall and solidified him as one of the best quarterbacks Marshall played with.
Throughout his career, Cutler’s tenure with the Chicago Bears was marked by mixed success. Although they reached the NFC Championship in the 2010 season, they fell short of achieving a Super Bowl appearance. No Bears quarterback has ever thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdown passes in a single season.
Overall, Brandon Marshall’s experiences playing with different quarterbacks and teams shaped his perspective on the league and his own performance as a wide receiver during his illustrious NFL career.