Marshall: There was 'chatter' about Bears' QB situation

Marshall: There was 'chatter' about Bears' QB situation
December 19, 2013, 5:00 pm
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By Nick Wilder

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall confirmed on Thursday that there was indeed some disagreement in the locker room leading up to the Cleveland Browns game about Jay Cutler getting his starting quarterback job back.

Backup Josh McCown performed admirably during Cutler’s absence and also earned NFC Player of the Week honors for his showing against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9.

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Once Cutler was cleared to play against the Browns, reports surfaced that their might have been some disconnect among the team on who should be the starter going forward.

"I'm gonna be honest with you, there is a little chatter," Marshall told Jay Mohr Sports. "There's a human element side of things in the sporting world. You have a QB like Josh McCown playing so hot, not only playing great ball for the Bears, but he's one of the hotter QB's in the NFL.

"He was up there with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, those few weeks he was leading us. So, naturally there is gonna be a little chatter, but at the end of the day we know that Jay Cutler is our QB. He's our franchise QB...he's our leader."

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After a shaky start against the Browns and throwing two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, Cutler finished strong and the Bears were able to record a 38-31 victory in Week 15.