Marshall has been left frustrated in recent weeks.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has insisted that wide receiver Brandon Marshall “is in a good place” despite his lack of involvement recently.
Having opened the regular season with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, Marshall has gone on to catch only 16 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown in the past three weeks.
His frustration was further compounded in the loss to the New Orleans Saints at the weekend, which was Chicago’s second loss in a row, as he caught only four passes for 30 yards and one touchdown.
However, Cutler has insisted that after speaking with his receiver that he is in a “good place” despite his lack of action recently and still plays a vital part for the team moving forward.
“I talked to him today, and he’s in a great place,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000’s “Jay Cutler Show.”
“I’m excited for [Marshall] and what the future holds for him. He is frustrated. … I’m frustrated. … I think everyone is frustrated when you lose two games in a row like that.”
Cutler added that while Marshall is perhaps desperate to be more involved in plays, he accepts that merely being on the field is attracting interest from the opposition which is in turn allowing his team-mates to thrive and help coach Marc Trestman.
The Bears receiver admitted himself that while he is frustrated, that he has to work on his body language and understand that he is still playing a role for his team.
“It’s really tough. I’m not going to lie to you,” Marshall said Sunday.
“Like I said last week after the game, my No. 1 goal going into the work week was to work on my body language when I’m not in the game.”
The Bears will now hope to bounce back from recent disappointment in a vital home game against the New York Giants on Thursday.