You know the Chicago quarantine is getting to Bears fans when they start missing Jay Cutler
A compilation video circulating on Twitter of Cutler’s greatest moves has some Bears fans missing their former, previously reviled quarterback.
Chicagoans have another week and a half of quarantine — maybe longer — but the effects of the stay-at-home order on Bears fans weren’t as pronounced until Jay Cutler started trending on Twitter Friday.
User @thegeorgeyou tweeted out a short compilation video highlighting some of the former Bears quarterback’s finest moments, including some admittedly great passes and displays of true grit, like losing his helmet to make a touchdown and air fist-pumping.
And that seemed to get some Bears fans thinking that maybe Jay Cutler was underrated all along.
You might recall Jay Cutler. He was the Bears’ quarterback between 2009 and 2016. While he showed a lot of skill and promise in his early years with the team, a Super Bowl championship remained elusive, and by 2016, interceptions and sacks were an everyday part of his life.
Since his departure from the team, Cutler found his true calling as a reality TV star on “Very Cavallari,” the reality show that follows his wife Kristin Cavallari’s jewelry-designing empire and personal life.
Some Chicagoans, however, refused to let the quarantine’s rose-colored glasses cloud their feelings about Cutler.
Still, seeing Jay Cutler get some late praise should say something about Bears fans’ feelings on Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles.
What does this tell us about the mindset of Chicago sports fans in quarantine? Probably that Michael Jordan compilation videos will be trending.