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Cutler a Nashville 'legend'

At Vandy, even losses gained the Bears QB the respect still eluding him as a pro

Updated: November 7, 2012, 8:14 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It was in defeat that Jay Cutler proved his mettle as a college player, the kind of NFL quarterback he could one day be. It was in Nashville, where even the losses gained him the kind of respect he still can't quite get as a pro.

As the former Vanderbilt hero returns to Tennessee this weekend to play before fans who would still love to see him in Titan blue, it is not difficult to imagine that even an 11-1 record in his last 12 starts as Bears quarterback leaves Cutler wanting so much ...

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