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Jay Cutler | Quarterback

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Vanderbilt
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New coach John Fox declined to comment on whether he believes Jay Cutler will be a Bear in 2015.
Speaking at his introductory press conference, Fox could have come out and said Cutler is his guy. Instead, he waffled. Cutler melted down badly in 2015, even with passing-game guru Marc Trestman at the controls. It culminated in him getting benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Cutler's $15.5M guaranteed salary makes him both difficult to cut and difficult to trade, but arm talent like his is unique. "I'm looking forward to getting to know Jay," Fox said. Jan 19 - 12:21 PM

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Jay Cutler completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards and 39 rushing yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to Minnesota.

And so ends arguably the most disappointing year of Cutler's career, one that saw him benched for Jimmy Clausen late in the season. Cutler "regained" his starting job for Week 17 only because Clausen suffered a Week 16 concussion. Cutler was solid in fantasy -- his TD-to-INT ratio was 28:18 with a completion rate of 66.0 -- but his on-field performance left much to be desired, failing to properly execute Marc Trestman's offense and racking up a ton of production in garbage time. Cutler's 2015 base salary is $15.5 million, all of which is guaranteed. Although there has already been much speculation regarding Cutler's next-season whereabouts, no decisions will be made until the Bears decide on a new corps of decision makers. Ultimately, we suspect Cutler will stay in Chicago because he is very difficult to trade, and would create far too big a cap hit to release.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:05:00 PM

With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.

Smokin' Jay comes crawling back. He'll be backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. Cutler will be facing the Vikings, a team he shredded for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 11 victory. We obviously aren't expecting a repeat performance, but Cutler will be on the DFS radar.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:44:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passes along the Titans as a potential trade partner for Jay Cutler.

It seems like RapSheet is spitballing here -- he didn't cite any sources -- but the Titans are quarterback needy, and Cutler played college ball at nearby Vanderbilt. Attempting to develop Zach Mettenberger remains high on coach Ken Whisenhunt's priority list. That said, Cutler shouldn't cost more than a mid- to late-round draft pick based on the overwhelming salary he is due.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:46:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports several unnamed NFL executives believe the Bears may have to give up a draft pick in order to trade Jay Cutler.

Still owed a guaranteed $25.5 million on the seven-year deal signed last offseason, Cutler's contract appears to be trade prohibitive. Schefter's sources believe the Bears could offset the big guarantees by offering Cutler AND a draft pick to prospective trade partners. NFL rules dictate the Bears would have to receive some compensation in return, but Chicago could get around the rule by accepted a late-round pick in exchange for Cutler and a better pick. It would be a high price to pay to offload a talented quarterback, but with coach Marc Trestman likely finished after the season, Chicago may simply press the reset button.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Speaking Thursday, Jay Cutler said he hopes to remain with the Bears beyond 2014, but admitted that it's "definitely" crossed his mind that he may have played his final game in Chicago.

Admitting he was disappointed by the first benching of his football-playing career, Cutler was realistic about his future in the Windy City. Cutler's seven-year, $126.7 million deal will get labeled as impossible to trade, but that's not necessarily true in a league so starved for quarterback talent. It will only take one team to believe it has what it takes to jump-start Cutler's career. Releasing Cutler isn't a realistic option for the Bears, as they'd absorb $19 million in dead money. Cutler is due a fully guaranteed $15.5 million in 2015.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Bears coach Marc Trestman left the door open for benched QB Jay Cutler to start in Week 17.

"This is for this week," Trestman said. "We're not going any farther than our preparation for Detroit." Trestman is clearly trying to keep Cutler's spirits up, but barring a total face-plant from Jimmy Clausen, we'd expect Cutler to remain on the pine for Week 17. Trestman went on to say he believed Cutler could be "revived" from the benching, hinting he's expected to remain the team's quarterback in 2015. That's probably an honest belief, but it's unlikely to be Trestman's decision to make. Clausen doesn't give the Bears a better chance to win than Cutler, but leading the league in turnovers and regressing on a weekly basis, Cutler has little room to complain about being benched.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:05:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears will start Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler in Week 16 against the Lions.

The Bears are benching Cutler just 14 starts into his seven-year, $127 million extension. Per NFL Network's Mike Silver, coach Marc Trestman felt he could no longer start Cutler "simply to justify a contract" when his on-field play was so poor. Cutler regressed in his second season in Trestman's offense, leading the NFL in turnovers (24). Owed a fully guaranteed $15.5 million next year, the Bears' only option is to trade Cutler this offseason if they want to move on from him. Chicago would absorb $19 million in dead money by releasing Cutler before 2016.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Jay Cutler completed 17-of-31 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Bears' 31-15, Week 15 loss to the Saints on Monday night.

The matchup couldn't have been much better for Cutler, but he predictably went all DGAF on us and took seven sacks, missed open receivers, and turned the ball over another three times. Both of his touchdowns came late in the fourth quarter. He hooked up with Marquess Wilson for a one-yard score to bring the score to 24-8, and then found Alshon Jeffery for the garbagiest of garbage-time touchdowns from seven yards out with 30 ticks left on the clock. Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers and gets to face the Lions' tough defense in Week 16. He managed 280 yards and a 2:2 TD:INT ratio against Detroit on Thanksgiving, but this Bears team has lied down since then.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Bears OC Aaron Kromer admitted to the team on Monday that he was an anonymous source in a recent NFL Network report criticizing Jay Cutler.

That would be Ian Rapoport's "serious buyer's remorse" report, though a "tearful" Kromer "adamantly denied" making the buyer's remorse comments. Whatever Kromer did or didn't exactly say, it's a stunning admission, and indicative of Raiders/Redskins-level dysfunction in Chicago. It's appearing less and less likely that coach Marc Trestman is going to keep his job. Not only has his defense collapsed, but his once-prolific offense has bordered on unwatchable many times over the past 5-6 weeks. Kromer's unprofessional act is going to earn him sideways glances the next time he's looking for a job.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Bears coach Marc Trestman insisted the team has "never wavered" on Jay Cutler as its starting quarterback.

Trestman's endorsement comes one day after NFL Network reported the Bears were having "serious buyer's remorse" after giving Cutler a seven-year, $126.7 million deal in January. Cutler is on pace for 4,241 yards, and a new career-best 32 scores, but his play has gone in the gutter during the second half of the season. The majority of his numbers have been amassed in garbage time, with Cutler mostly limited to dinking and dunking with games still in doubt. Cutler turns 32 in April.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:07:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bears have "serious buyer's remorse" after re-signing Jay Cutler to a seven-year, $126.7 million contract last January.

Per Rapoport, there is doubt inside the organization that they can win with Cutler and the Bears briefly considered benching him in the Week 12 win over the Bucs. There's nothing Chicago can really do with Cutler this offseason except trade him. They'd eat $19 million in dead money by releasing him before 2016. Cutler leads the league in turnovers and has the 5-8 Bears in last place in the NFC North. We'd bet somebody would trade for Cutler if the Bears are serious about dumping him.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Jay Cutler completed 32-of-46 passes for 341 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Bears' 41-28, Week 14 loss to the Cowboys, adding a rushing score.

As has become a theme for Cutler this season, the box score is extremely deceiving, as he racked up the vast majority of his yards after the Bears fell behind 35-7 in the third quarter. The Bears again came out with a rotten game plan, dialing up Cutler passes in predictable situation after predictable situation. Fantasy owners will undoubtedly take the garbage-time points, but that's not an easy way to make a living. Cutler will be a shaky QB1 for next week's matchup with the Saints, especially since Brandon Marshall's (ribs) status is uncertain.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Jay Cutler completed 31-of-49 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Chicago's 34-17, Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Cutler got off to a hot start, tossing both of his scores in the first quarter, but couldn't sustain it as the Bears tried to dink and dunk against the Lions' fearsome defense. Any sack or penalty essentially killed a Bears drive this afternoon. Cutler's first pick was to a tightly-covered Brandon Marshall, and should have never left his hand. Cutler was literally fading away off his back foot. His second was a pointless, desperation heave as time expired on the Bears' latest dispiriting loss. Cutler is not the main problem for a Bears team that's far-too often out-competed, but he hasn't been helping, either. He'll be a borderline QB1 against the Cowboys next Thursday.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Jay Cutler completed 17-of-27 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown Week 12 against the Buccaneers.

Cutler and the Bears offense struggled mightily in the first half, but three Buccaneer turnovers in the third quarter allowed Chicago to put up 21 quick points. The Bears took the air out of the ball following the turnovers, and Cutler only attempted nine passes total in the second half. Cutler will be a borderline QB1 against the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:26:00 PM