Jay Cutler QB CHI 1 month ago
New Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been expressed enthusiasm after the Bears recent rookie minicamp about working with Cutler this season, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports. "I feel comfortable with [Cutler]. I mean, we have a good relationship so far and we're just going to keep working to get better," Gase said.
Gase is Cutler's fifth offensive coordinator in seven years, but the preexisting familiarity between the two could lead to a fruitful partnership. Cutler's stint with the Broncos partially overlapped with Gase's time as the team's receivers coach, and though the quarterback left Denver on poor terms, it doesn't appear he had any discontent with Gase. Since Cutler's departure from Denver, Gase's reputation as an offensive savant only grew, as he oversaw record-setting production by Peyton Manning the last few seasons. While Cutler won't be held to the same high standard as Manning, his strong arm and mobility provides Gase with a nice canvas with which to work. And for all the drama that surrounded Cutler during the Bears' 5-11 season, he still established career-best marks in touchdown passes (28) and completion percentage (66.0%).
Jay Cutler QB CHI 4 months ago
Cutler is expected to be the Bears' quarterback in 2015, ESPN reports.
There have been no shortage of rumors linking Cutler to other teams, with Chicago's recent agreement to trade Brandon Marshall to the Jets only leading to more speculation. Of course, the Bears probably wouldn't get a great package in return for Cutler at this point, and they don't have an obvious path to finding a new signal-caller. Assuming he's back in Chicago, Cutler should have a solid supporting cast in the form of Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett, even with long-time friend Marshall headed out of town.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 4 months ago
Coach John Fox fell short of issuing Cutler a vote of confidence at this stage of the offseason, ESPN.com reports.With that in mind, Fox suggested that the Bears are "not up against a deadline" in terms of making a call on Cutler's future with the team, though it's worth noting that Cutler's 2015 base salary ($15.5 million) is guaranteed, while $10 million of the QB's 2016 salary is guaranteed if he's still on the Bears' roster on March 12.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 6 months ago
Cutler completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards, and he rushed three times for 39 yards during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Cutler took a giant step back this season, with a majority of the issues centered around turnovers, as he threw 18 interceptions and lost six of 12 fumbles. Making matters worse for the Bears is that they may be stuck with Cutler, as his $15.5 million 2015 salary is guaranteed, and if he is on the roster on the third day of the new league year, he'll get another $10 million guaranteed for 2016. The Bears will surely try to shop him, but with such a hefty cap hit for a quarterback with serious turnover issues, it might be hard to find an appropriate trade partner.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 6 months ago
With Jimmy Clausen dealing with a concussion, the Bears plan to start Cutler at QB on Sunday against the Vikings, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
The report adds that David Fales is slated to serve as the Bears' backup signal-caller on Sunday, with Cutler -- who ended up losing his starting job for just one game -- thus an option for those looking for a dart to throw at the QB position in Week 17.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 6 months ago14 Comments
Cutler will be benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen for the Bears' Week 16 matchup against the Lions, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Cutler cashed in another dreadful performance Monday night against the Saints, and this will apparently represent the final straw for head coach Marc Trestman. The franchise will now have some serious decisions to make regarding the future of the quarterback that signed a seven-year, $126 million contract just under a year ago. The Bears will now turn to Jimmy Clausen, who has attempted just nine NFL passes since the 2010 season.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 6 months ago12 Comments
Cutler completed 17-of-31 passes for 194 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions, in Monday's 31-15 loss to the Saints.
Cutler was somehow worse than the statistics indicate, as both touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, after the Saints held a 24-0 lead. He was sacked seven times, and while he didn't get any help from his offensive line, his decision-making and accuracy were both terrible. With Brandon Marshall (ribs/lung) done for the season, and the Chicago offense surrounded by controversy, it's hard to feel good about Cutler's chances in a difficult Week 16 matchup against the Lions. He did have 280 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-17 Thanksgiving loss in Detroit, but the Bears were completely dominated after jumping out to a 14-3 lead.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 7 months ago4 Comments
Cutler completed 32-of-46 passes for 346 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Thursday's 41-28 loss to the Cowboys. He added two carries for nine yards and a touchdown.
Cutler picked up a good chunk of his stats in the fourth quarter, which began with the Bears trailing 35-7. With the help of an onsides kick recovery, Cutler and Co. actually made a game of it, cutting the lead to 10 points with approximately six minutes remaining. The furious rally ended just inside of the two-minute warning, when Cutler threw an ugly interception in the end zone to seal the game for Dallas. Chicago's offense gets an excellent matchup in Week 15 against the Saints, but Cutler may be without Brandon Marshall, who was forced out of Thursday's game with a rib injury.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 7 months ago1 Comment
Cutler completed 31 of 48 passes for 280 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during Thursday's defeat at the hands of the Lions.
Cutler began the contest firing on all cylinders, following a game plan set one week prior by the Patriots to offset Detroit's pass rush. The Bears' opening drive featured an array of short passes, during which his sixth pass culminated in an Alshon Jeffery score. After a Matthew Stafford fumble set the Bears up on the Lions' five-yard line later in the first quarter, Cutler required just two plays to end the possession in the same fashion. However, the offense found little sustained success thereafter, and Cutler's final line was eventually besmirched by an interception on an untimed down to complete the game.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 7 months ago8 Comments
Cutler completed 17 of 27 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Cutler connected with six different receivers, though none of them finished with more than Martellus Bennett's 37 yards, while Alshon Jeffery caught the lone touchdown. The positive is that Cutler did not turn the ball over for just the second time since Week 2, though he failed to reach 200 yards for the third time this season. Prospects don't look particularly good for Week 13, as the Bears will face off against a Lions defense allowing the fifth-fewest passing yards per game this season.