Borderline football brilliant.
Those were the words that Matt Cavanaugh used to describe his quarterback in a Chicago Tribune interview:
“Very impressed with Jay,” Cavanaugh told the Chicago Tribune. “Very impressed. He’s borderline football brilliant. I think he gets it. I think he knows the game. I think he knows offensive schemes. I think he knows defenses.”Umm...okay...
Cavanaugh is going to have a hard time finding anyone to agree with him. Since he's been in Chicago his QB rating has been in the mid-80s (best season was in 2010, 86.3). Over his seven year career he has a rating of just 84.
There is nothing brilliant about that.
When it comes to Cavanaugh fans will need to take what says with a grain of salt. For the last four years he has been tasked with trying to make Mark Sanchez look respectable.
His bar for brilliance can't be too high.