Jay Cutler | QB | Chicago Bears
Posted: 12/19/2014 12:27am et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler hopes to stay with the team beyond the 2014 season. Cutler signed a seven-year, $126.7 million extension a few months ago and was benched Wednesday, Dec. 17, in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen.
Huddle Up: After missing out on the playoffs for a fourth straight season, the Bears appear headed for an off-season of upheaval, and there will likely be a whole new regime calling the shots. Cutler's fate is most certainly up in the air, and he's put himself there with a poor 2014 performance.
Posted: 12/17/2014 7:19pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Amazingly, it probably won't make a big difference. The Bears offense was awful with Cutler under center Monday night and it will likely be awful Sunday against Detroit. The team has given up and Marc Trestman can't be fired soon enough for Bears fans. The Lions are a Top 3 fantasy defense this week.
Posted: 12/9/2014 12:39am et
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said he supports QB Jay Cutler, but he also said that he doesn't understand why the team's offense has been so out of sync this season.
Huddle Up: While usually playing catch-up due to the Bears' porous defense, Cutler has certainly been under pressure, but that doesn't completely explain the team's offensive regression or his league-leading 21 turnovers. Despite the support of his longtime teammate, it very well could be an interesting offseason for Cutler and the Bears.
Posted: 12/5/2014 11:23pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will remain the team's starting quarterback the rest of the season as long as he is healthy, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: The Bears really have no other place to turn and it's not like Cutler is Chicago's only problem. As far as fantasy goes, Cutler will be a low-end QB1 option next week against New Orleans.
Posted: 11/10/2014 5:12pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will not be benched at this point but does need to play better, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: Cutler is a big part of the problem in Chicago but he's far from the only issue. The Bears are a sinking ship right now and it's doubtful just a QB change can save their season. Beyond Cutler's struggles, the offensive line isn't blocking and the defense is a mess. Marc Trestman is living on borrowed time.
Posted: 7/11/2014 5:24pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler believes he's more familiar with second-year head coach Marc Trestman's offense. Cutler said he should be able to think less and play faster now that he's become more acquainted with concepts and formations.
Huddle Up: Cutler put up solid fantasy numbers despite being limited by injury last season. With the same offense, the same cast of receivers, and an improving offensive line he's poised for even more--especially if he's thinking less.
Posted: 6/29/2014 2:21pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has made tremendous strides cleaning up his fundamentals this offseason, according to quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh. 'I've seen incredible progress,' Cavanaugh said. 'When we got in here last year & evaluated him we had a real good conversation with him about certain things that every quarterback should do. We said, 'Jay it might not be natural, but we want you to try it.' And he did. 'To his credit, he's taken every suggestion we've given and he's embraced it. From how he holds the ball to how he lines up in the`Gun pre-snap to how he drops back, to his throwing base to his follow-through. Every little fundamental weï¿½ve talked to him about, he's embraced, and it's like night & day.'
Huddle Up: It seems as if Cutler is a perennial tease only to usually wind up in QB2 territory, but don't let him fall too far in your draft. If he can play close to a full season -- he missed 5 games a year ago -- with the weaponry he has in the Windy City, he's a legit threat to crack the top 10. Doubt it? Just add his numbers with those of backup Josh McCown last season and see where that lands in the fantasy QB ranks.
Posted: 6/10/2014 7:19pm et
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said QB Jay Cutler has made his durability a priority this offseason, and the quarterback has become bigger and stronger as a result. 'He's bigger, he's stronger than a year ago, and he has really focused on staying physically well for the entire season. That's No. 1 -- we've got to keep him standing, keep him safe. And we see the improvements he's made in working on different issues in his mechanics, and I think he's feeling very comfortable back there in Year 2,' Trestman said.
Huddle Up: Staying healthier is a must for Cutler, who's missed a combined 12 starts over the past 3 seasons. And if he does, he has the supporting cast to make a real fantasy splash.
Posted: 3/27/2014 10:36pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler restructured his deal Thursday, March 27, to free up $4 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: A key for Cutler will be his health as he hasn't played a full season since 2009 -- his first year in the Windy City -- missing a combined 13 games over the past 4 campaigns.
Posted: 2/11/2014 11:46pm et
Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, the GM that pulled off the trade to acquire QB Jay Cutler in 2009, said Cutler has all the tools except for the fact that he isn't clutch. 'Has all the physical tools, but inconsistent in the clutch,' Angelo wrote. 'Mostly due to a lack of poise. He's not comfortable reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the right choice. The less he's asked to see the better he is. A better half-field general, than a full-field one.'
Huddle Up: Clutch or not, any Cutler shortcomings can't be blamed on the surrounding talent anymore as the arrival of TE Martellus Bennett, the emergence of WR Alshon Jeffery and continued excellence of wideout Brandon Marshall and RB Matt Forte gave the QB one of the best arsenals in the league this past season.
Posted: 1/2/2014 12:35pm et
The Chicago Bears re-signed QB Jay Cutler to a seven-year deal. Terms were not officially disclosed, but reports say the deal will pay Cutler an average of $18 million per season over the first three years.
Huddle Up: The Bears quickly assessed the quarterback landscape and figured they were much better with Cutler than forging ahead with a new QB. The team had to overpay, but that's how it goes with QBs in NFL 2014. In any case, the immediate future is bright for Cutler with the Bears' stockpile of talent (WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, TE Martellus Bennett and RB Matt Forte) around him, giving him the tools he needs to be a top-10 fantasy QB, provided he stays healthy.
Posted: 1/1/2014 12:29pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said Tuesday, Dec. 31, in a radio interview that his representation and the club will try and work on a new deal so he can remain with the team, but he is still uncertain about his future in Chicago. 'We'll find equal ground. We'll get it worked out,' Cutler said. 'I don't know when it's going to happen. And eventually it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it, I'm sure.'
Huddle Up: Still seems like the Titans, if they aren't sold on Jake Locker, would make a financial run at the former Vanderbilt QB if given the opportunity. So it's up to the Bears to make sure that opportunity doesn't present itself.
Posted: 12/31/2013 4:01pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is confident that he'll reach an agreement with the team on a multi-year contract before the start of the 2014 NFL league year March 11. 'I'm confident in our ability (to get a deal done), and (in Bears general manager) Phil (Emery) and (team Chairman) George (McCaskey) and everyone over there that we'll find equal ground and get it worked out,' Cutler said. 'I don't know when it's going to happen, and eventually, it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it for sure.'
Huddle Up: The Bears won't break the bank to keep Cutler around, but there's no question they'd prefer to have him under center. The key might be for Chicago to lock Cutler up before the Titans have a chance to throw money at him in an attempt to get him to return to Nashville, where he played his college ball.