Owen Daniels is one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL. However, he now has three ACL tears in his football career, so that's a huge concern.
Tony Scheffler (RFA), TE, Broncos. Age: 27. Traded to Lions
Tony Scheffler didn't do much in 2009 because he's way too talented for Josh McDaniels' incredible offense. Scheffler will resurface once he lands on a team with a coach who understands how to utilize good players properly.
Jeff King (RFA), TE, Panthers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)
A solid blocker, but not much of a threat as a receiver.
Alge Crumpler, TE, Titans. Age: 32. Signed with Patriots
Alge Crumpler is no longer a pass-catching option, but he's a very good blocker for a tight end.
David Thomas (RFA), TE, Saints. Age: 27. Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.1 million)
Played very well in relief of Jeremy Shockey this season. Caught eight balls for 77 yards in a loss to Dallas.
Bo Scaife (RFA), TE, Titans. Age: 29. Re-signed with Titans (1 year, $4.9 million)
A favorite target of Vince Young's, Bo Scaife caught at least four passes in five of his last seven games.
Ben Hartsock, TE, Jets. Age: 30. Re-signed with Jets
Not a factor in the passing game, but a quality blocker.
Ben Watson, TE, Patriots. Age: 29. Signed with Browns (3 years, $12 million; $6.3 million guaranteed)
Ben Watson caught 29 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns in his contract year. Time for the Patriots to move on.
Chris Baker, TE, Patriots. Age: 30. Signed with Seahawks (2 years, $4.7 million)
A good blocker, but a complete non-factor in the passing game.
Derek Schouman, TE, Bills. Age: 25.
Sometimes life isn't fair. Derek Schouman was having the game of his life (6 catches, 62 yards) in Week 2, but suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Randy McMichael, TE, Rams. Age: 31. Signed with Chargers (1 year)
Randy McMichael caught more than three passes in a game only once all year. He also averaged a depressing 9.8 yards per reception.
J.P. Foschi (RFA), TE, Bengals. Age: 28. Signed with Bills
A decent blocker, but not a pass-catching threat outside of his 82-yard game against the Chargers in December.
Billy Miller, TE, Saints. Age: 33.
Billy Miller missed all of 2009 because of a torn Achilles.
Quinn "Miracle Man" Sypniewski, TE, Ravens. Age: 28.
Quinn "Miracle Man" Sypniewski is the only player in NFL history capable of putting up stats while on injured reserve. The Miracle Man is a solid blocker who caught 34 passes for 246 yards in 2007.
Daniel Fells, TE, Rams. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Rams (1 year, $1.5 million)
Anthony Fasano (RFA), TE, Dolphins. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Dolphins
Reggie Kelly, TE, Bengals. Age: 33. -- Re-signed with Bengals
Darcy Johnson (ERFA), TE, Giants. Age: 27. -- Signed with Rams
Interesting comparison. If the excuses are true then I'd say this could definitely be the next Jay Cutler. Like a lot of athletes with talent and a drive to win, they can forget that they play on a team with egos/emotions and that it only takes one comment to throw shadow on dedication to one's task at hand. Comments about team or based in criticism can undermine the most heart-felt warrior and actually distract you with doing the two things they all strive for: improving and winning.