In a modern context, he looks exactly like the worst possible visage of a quarterback drafted out of Vanderbilt, and maybe that is the problem: Jay Cutler looks the part, even if he's not playing the part. He kind of looks like a sullen trustafarian who doesn't understand why securities fraud is wrong, and not so much like the prototypical NFL golden boy quarterback.
He certainly looks the part of a classic dick, and this may be why you assumed he wasn't really injured when he bowed out of the NFC Championship Game.
Becoming very intrigued by the Cutlerdrama. I may be verging on liking him.