QB guru George Whitfield wants to work with Jay Cutler
Noted quarterbacks guru George Whitfield Jr. has been working with Cam Newton in preparing the Auburn Hesiman Trophy winner for the NFL.
Whitfield would like to do some work with another quarterback he says is in need of some refinement – Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
“I never met Jay, but I would love to," Whitfield told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. “Jay is arguably the most naturally gifted quarterback on the planet, maybe the most gifted since (John) Elway. It's just a matter of fine-tuning, getting himself consistent. But he's beating defenses because he's making throws that no one else in the world can make.
“If mechanics were clothing, then (Tom) Brady and (Peyton) Manning wear three-piece suits. Cutler? He's in khakis and a Polo, at best. If he ever stitches together a suit, he's going to be a juggernaut. You can coach the gifts he wakes up with in the morning."
Of course, Mike Martz, the Bears offensive coordinator, scoffed at the idea, saying he is Cutler’s quarterbacks coach on a year-round basis. Whitfield worked with Ben Roethlisberger during his four-game suspension last season. He does have experience tutoring NFL players. The guess here is it’s not going to happen. But if it does?
"If Jay reached out to me, let's go. I'll give him a room in my house in Del Mar (San Diego County),” Whitfield said. “The weather would be nice and conducive."
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