For all those
haters, consider this when it comes to playing Eagles rookie quarterback
: Broncos second-year quarterback
endured his first full NFL season as a starter and came away with a harsh reality.
"It's a long season," Cutler told the Rocky Mountain News last week. "Last year, I got to sit and watch a little bit. This year was my first year since college. It was long, mentally and physically."
There is a monstrous learning curve, especially for a quarterback, at the professional level. It's not just digesting the playbook, either. It's a long season, and one that taxes the body and the mind.
Cutler started five games as a rookie last year. He'll make his 16th start of the season against the Vikings today, despite having a sore knee, which he injured against the Texans in Week 15.