Brandon Marshall’s NFL career spanned 13 seasons with six different teams over the course of twelve years, from 2006 to 2018. During this time, 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.
Marshall’s experience with Cutler in Chicago was marked by mixed success, including an appearance in the NFC Championship in the 2010 season. However, despite this achievement, no Bears quarterback has thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdown passes in a single season. Despite these challenges, Marshall enjoyed success with Cutler in 2012 when he co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns and caught a career-high 118 passes while 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 Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field during their time together on the New York Jets in the 2015 season when they co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. This experience solidified Fitzpatrick as one of the best quarterbacks Marshall played with and left a lasting impression on him.
Throughout his career, Marshall’s experiences with different teams and quarterbacks shaped his perspective on the league and his own performance as a wide receiver. Despite facing challenges along the way, he was able to achieve success and make lasting memories that will stay with him forever.