Cutler has all the right stuff
Why? Cutler is an any-scheme, any-climate quarterback. His velocity and his tight spirals would have cut through the Giants Stadium winds and held up well in those winter road games in New England and Buffalo, not to mention any January playoff appearances.
Leinart is a polished quarterback, but he doesn't have a comparable arm to Cutler and he landed in the ideal spot with the Arizona Cardinals. Very warm climate. A retractable dome at home. NFC West road games in San Francisco, St. Louis and Seattle. That, plus Leinart will be able to enjoy the best combo of receivers in football in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, not to mention another former first-rounder in the speedy Bryant Johnson and a 6-foot-7 rookie tight end in Leonard Pope.