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Jay Cutler | Quarterback | #6

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / DEN
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Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.
Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week. Sep 26 - 4:04 PM

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Jay Cutler (thumb) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Cutler hasn't practiced since spraining his thumb on Monday Night Football and isn't going to play this week. His status is also in doubt for Week 4 against the Lions. The Bears will roll with journeyman Brian Hoyer at Jerry's World on Sunday Night Football.
Sep 23 - 1:28 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Jay Cutler (thumb) is "pushing to play" Sunday, and "politicking" the coaching staff.

We don't doubt it, but it seems pretty clear that Cutler won't be ready for Sunday Night Football. Master strategist, in his mind, John Fox has yet to rule his quarterback out, but all signs suggest it will be Brian Hoyer under center against the Cowboys.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Even if Cutler is somehow able to play, the Bears offense has been a mess and it's not likely to improve at all if Brian Hoyer is under center. The Cowboys D/ST unit isn't a cash game play this week, but they are an interesting GPP punt for a few reasons. The Bears have scored on just 13% of their possessions this season, the lowest rate in the league, and they've also lead the league in sack rate allowed (12.1%) on their drop backs. Getting pressure on the QB is paramount for D/ST success, as it breeds turnovers.
Sep 22 - 3:25 PM

Jay Cutler's thumb injury is expected to cost him 2-3 weeks.

This assumes the thumb heals normally. The Bears have been saying Cutler's right (throwing) thumb is only sprained, and called him day to day. He's clearly more week to week. Brian Hoyer will take over at quarterback with the Cowboys, Lions, Colts, and Jaguars next up on Chicago's schedule and needs to be added in two-QB leagues. Hoyer is a competent enough backup that Alshon Jeffery shouldn't be downgraded heavily. It's perhaps worth noting that Josh McCown outplayed Cutler when Cutler missed extensive time during the 2013 season with groin and hamstring injuries. Cutler has proven himself to be a bottom-tier NFL starter.
Sep 21 - 6:25 AM

Jay Cutler has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb, and is day to day.

Cutler does not need surgery. Even by his standards, Cutler was monumentally ineffective playing through the issue on Monday, so he's probably going to be held out for Week 3. The Bears guard injury information like the lost scrolls of Babylon (not an actual thing), so he could end up a "game-time decision," or some other nonsense. The Bears are playing in the Sunday night game, meaning Cutler won't be worth waiting on in two-quarterback leagues. Owners of Bears skill players should proceed as if Brian Hoyer will be under center against the Cowboys.
Sep 20 - 1:20 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears "are preparing for a lengthy absence" for Jay Cutler (throwing thumb).

The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reported earlier Tuesday Cutler suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb Week 1. He aggravated the injury Monday night. It is possible he is headed for surgery. Brian Hoyer will start with Cutler sidelined.
Sep 20 - 10:55 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports Jay Cutler has ligament damage in his right (throwing) thumb.

Cutler reportedly first suffered the injury Week 1 against the Texans before aggravating the issue against the Eagles. Cutler is expected to be evaluated on Tuesday, and it is possible he is held out a couple weeks after a poor showing while injured Monday night. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is sidelined.
Sep 20 - 10:12 AM

Jay Cutler exited Monday night's Week 2 game against the Eagles with a right hand injury.

Cutler appeared to injure his throwing hand while trying to step up and avoid a sack on the first possession of the third quarter. While climbing the pocket, he was hit and lost a fumble. Later in the third quarter, Cutler tossed a horrific interception to WLB Nigel Bradham deep in his own territory, setting the Eagles up at the two-yard line. Before leaving, Cutler completed 12-of-17 passes for 157 yards, no touchdowns, and the pick. Brian Hoyer is now in the game.
Sep 19 - 10:44 PM

Jay Cutler completed 16-of-29 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Texans.

Cutler looked great in the first half, completing 10-of-13 for 156 yards and a touchdown to Eddie Royal. The wheels fell off after the break, however, with Cutler taking a beating from J.J. Watt and company. He completed just six passes total in the second half and threw an interception, although Kevin White appeared to run the wrong route on the pick. Unfortunately for Cutler, he could find himself under pressure again next week against the Eagles.
Sep 11 - 5:56 PM

Bears OC Dowell Loggains said the team will use a "game-plan based" offense.

"I’ve never said [run first] — other people have said that," Loggains said. "There’s going to be games where we think it’s going to be advantageous to throw 40 times." This is good news for Jay Cutler, who averaged just 32 attempts per game last season and even fewer down the stretch. If he gets more opportunities to throw this year, Cutler will have streamer appeal in good matchups. This week against the Texans is not one of them.
Sep 10 - 1:19 PM

Jay Cutler completed 6-of-15 passes for 45 yards in the Bears' third preseason game Saturday.

Cutler could not get anything going early against the Chiefs, leading a three-and-out on three of the Bears' first four possessions. The offense put together a solid 12-play drive to open the second half, but overall it was an ugly performance. Even with Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White healthy, Cutler is nothing more than a back-end QB2.
Aug 27 - 3:32 PM

Bears coach John Fox said he is "expecting good things again" from Jay Cutler.

Cutler posted a career-best 92.3 quarterback rating last season, but the Bears finished bottom-12 in both points scored and total offense. Fox does not put those offensive struggles entirely on Cutler's plate. "Alshon [Jeffery] wasn’t healthy the whole season. Kevin White did not play," Fox said. "I’m not knocking any of the guys that did play, but a lot is always made of the quarterback, and his supporting cast is critical." Even with Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte gone, Cutler's weapons will be better this year if both Alshon and White can stay healthy. Basically going undrafted, Cutler carries some underappreciated upside.
Source: MMQB
Jun 20 - 9:26 AM

The Chicago Tribune speculates the Bears could target a quarterback in the draft.

Jay Cutler has won over coach John Fox, who called him the "one of the brightest spots" of the Bears' 2015 season, but it still makes sense for Chicago to start planning for the future. The guaranteed money on Cutler's deal runs out after this season, and the 33-year-old has never truly established himself as a top-line starter. Without a solid backup on the roster, it would not be surprising if the Bears decided to grab a quarterback in the middle rounds.
Apr 18 - 8:02 AM

Speaking at the Combine, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler "one of the brightest spots" of the Bears' 2015 season.

The Bears openly shopped Cutler in year one of the Fox-Ryan Pace regime, but found no takers and went with him almost by default. Despite injuries to Kevin White, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal, and Marquess Wilson, Cutler set career highs in passer rating (92.3) and yards per pass attempt (7.6).
Feb 24 - 8:59 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace insisted at Monday's season-ending presser that the team has "extreme confidence" in Jay Cutler.

Cutler was the subject of rampant trade rumors with the Titans last offseason, but those died the second Marcus Mariota was made the No. 2 overall pick. This year, it sounds like the Bears will embrace Cutler, at least partially because he's due $10 million guaranteed. Perhaps without Adam Gase, Cutler is certainly entering a make-or-break year in the Pace-John Fox regime.
Jan 4 - 4:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Brian Hoyer
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Raheem Mostert
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Deonte Thompson
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Greg Scruggs
3Logan Paulsen
LT1Charles Leno
2Mike Adams
LG1Josh Sitton
2Ted Larsen
C1Cody Whitehair
2Eric Kush
RG1Kyle Long
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Connor Barth