On Tuesday the NFL informed the Broncos that Jay Cutler will be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, for his performance against Cleveland in Week 10.
Cutler’s selection as AFC Offensive Player of the Week is the first such award of his three-year NFL career. It marks his second league-issued honor this season—He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
During the Broncos’ 34-30 win at Cleveland on Thursday night, Cutler tied for the third-highest single-game passing yardage total in Denver history and registered his fifth-career fourth-quarter comeback. He helped Denver overcome a 23-13 deficit in the fourth quarter and finished the game completing 24-of-42 passes for 447 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 107.9 passer rating.
Cutler is the second Bronco to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week this year. Brandon Marshall received the award for his performance in Week 2.
He is the first Denver quarterback to receive the award since Jake Plummer in 2005.
Cutler’s selection marks the 43rd time a Broncos player has received AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com