Jay Cutler will be named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Cutler’s selection as AFC Offensive Player of the Month is the first such award of his three-year career. It marks the first time in seven seasons that a Bronco has received AFC Offensive Player of the Month with quarterback Brian Griese earning that honor for his performance in September of 2001.
Through the first four games of 2008, Cutler has completed 102-of-157 passes for 1,275 yards and nine touchdowns to four interceptions, earning him a passer rating of 98.6. His passing yards and completions lead the AFC and rank him second in the NFL while his nine touchdowns rank third in the league.
Cutler’s selection as AFC Offensive Player of the Month marks the 10th time a Bronco has earned that award since it was initiated by the NFL in 1986. He is the third Denver quarterback to receive the award, joining Griese and John Elway, who won it in October 1996 and November 1997.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com