QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
4 days ago

The Texans are not believed to have any interest in Cutler, who was scheduled to visit with the Jets until the team signed Josh McCown, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

With New York and possibly Houston off the table, Cutler is running out of potential landing spots that would give him a clear path to a starting job. A return to Denver might be an option, but it seems more likely the Broncos will just move forward with their young quarterbacks -- Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian -- if they don't acquire Tony Romo. It probably wouldn't be hard for Cutler to find work as a well-compensated backup, but it's unclear if he'd be amenable to such a situation. Houston's lack of interest in Cutler may stem from a belief that the team will land Romo.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Cutler (shoulder) and the Jets have mutual interest in each other, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler was linked to the Jets even before he was released by Chicago, as it's widely assumed the 33-year-old quarterback will target his best shot at a starting job. With a current QB group of Bryce Petty (shoulder), Geno Smith (knee) and Christian Hackenberg, the Jets have a clear need for a veteran signal-caller to provide some stability while they figure out their future at the position.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Cutler (shoulder) was granted his release from the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran QB, who is bouncing back from surgery on a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Dec. 3, will now be free to sign elsewhere. Cutler's inevitable departure from the Bears was cemented by the team's deal with fellow QB Mike Glennon. Per Schefter, the Jets could consider bringing Cutler into the mix, but if they don't pursue him, the soon-to-be 34 year-old signal-caller figures to find limited options in free agency.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
1 month ago

Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be healthy enough to pass a physical in March, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since undergoing surgery on a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Dec. 3, Cutler has been committed to rehabilitation. Along the way, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reported in early January that Cutler was ahead of schedule in his recovery effort, and Rapoport's sources lend credence to the situation. More pressing for Cutler is where he'll be suiting up in 2017. The Bears have opened trade talks for the 11-year veteran, but the fact that Cutler has no guaranteed money in his current contract could complicate matters if his landing spot is unsatisfactory. By all accounts, though, he's played his last down as a member of the Bears.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
1 month ago

The Bears have started to explore potential trades for Cutler, Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler suffered a sprained thumb in Week 2, forcing five consecutive absences. Only Brian Hoyer's broken left forearm in Week 7 allowed Cutler another chance to operate under center, but he made three more appearances before requiring season-ending surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. If he's indeed getting shopped, he mustered four touchdowns versus five interceptions, while completing 59 percent of his passes in his age-33 campaign. Because he has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract, the Bears may have difficulty unloading Cutler in a less-than-inspiring locale, as he could opt to "sit out or retire," per Darlington. No matter how the situation unfolds, Cutler's time in Chicago has almost certainly come to a close.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months ago

Cutler's (shoulder) recovery from surgery is ahead of schedule, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler sustained a tear in his right shoulder back in November, which saw him miss Chicago's final six games and require surgery to repair his labrum. Although the Bears' season is obviously over, it's still encouraging to hear he's ahead of schedule in his rehab process. Whether he remains with Chicago next season is yet to be seen, but returning to full health is the first step toward determining Cutler's 2017 outlook.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
3 months ago

After suffering thumb and shoulder injuries this season before being placed on injured reserve in December, Cutler played in just five games, and he finished the season averaging 212 passing yards, 0.75 touchdowns and one interception.

EDGE Analysis

Although Cutler (shoulder) in under contract with the Bears next season, the team will decide whether or not to keep him in 2017, as the guaranteed money in his contract has been paid out. Wherever he ends up, it'll be hard to view him as anything more than a fantasy backup, as he's failed to throw for more than 21 touchdowns in all but one of his last six years.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
4 months ago

The Bears placed Cutler (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After every possible solution but labrum surgery on his right shoulder was ruled out, Cutler's placement on IR was inevitable. With a quarter of the season remaining, Matt Barkley will direct the Bears' offense, while David Fales serves as his backup.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
4 months ago

Coach John Fox relayed Thursday that Cutler is slated to undergo labrum surgery on his right shoulder this Saturday and is in line to be placed on IR by the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Matt Barkley figures to start the rest of the season at QB for the team, while Cutler will address the shoulder issue that has kept him off the field since Nov. 20, in a campaign-ending manner.

QJay Cutler
QB CHI (9)
4 months ago

Cutler (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cutler has been sidelined since suffering an undisclosed, but serious, shoulder injury in Week 11. The Bears will continue to wait out the veteran quarterback with the aim for a return before the end of the season. In the meantime, though, Matt Barkley will look to build upon a successful first start of his career.