Brandon Marshall’s NFL career spanned 13 seasons with six different teams over the course of twelve years, from 2006 to 2018. In a recent interview, Marshall described his experiences playing with different quarterbacks as one of the most significant factors that shaped his perspective on the league and his own performance as a wide receiver.
Marshall played with a total of 17 different quarterbacks during his time in the NFL, including Jay Cutler during his time with the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears. Despite describing Cutler as the worst quarterback he played with due to feeling that he didn’t reach his full potential, Marshall did enjoy 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 named Ryan Fitzpatrick as the best quarterback he played with, citing their successful season together in 2015 when they co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns. Fitzpatrick’s leadership and play on the field made a lasting impression on Marshall and solidified him as one of the best quarterbacks he ever played with.
Throughout his career, Cutler’s tenure with the Chicago Bears was marked by mixed success, including an appearance in the NFC Championship in the 2010 season. However, despite achieving some success during that time period, no Bears quarterback has ever thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdown passes in a single season. This highlights one of many challenges faced by cutler during his time in Chicago.
Overall, Marshall’s experiences playing with different quarterbacks were instrumental in shaping not only his view on football but also how he performed as a wide receiver throughout his career in