What were your expectations going in? If you were expecting him to be as good as Kurt Warner of course your going to be disappointed. If you expected him to be just ok, then you pretty much got that from him. He's nothing special, but he should do ok.
Cutler doesn't suck. Who do they have that is actually a great WR on that team? Knox has only played 1 full year, Aromashodu is an Indy reject, and Hester would appear to possibly be the best, but he's more of a return man and has only 1 catch thus far. :shrug:
I do agree NE should have got a home town discount, but who's to say Brady can't play for 4 more years at the level he's been at even if the odds are slightly against him? It's easier for me to understand veterans getting these contracts over what some of the rookies are now getting.