Bears Could Save $12.5M By Trading QB Jay Cutler, Teams Expected To Have Interest

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chicago Bears could trade QB Jay Cutler next year and save over $12 million in the process.

According to Schefter, teams around the NFL have said that Cutler would have interest if he were to be available for trade.

Unfortunately, Schefter doesn’t mention any teams that could have interest in trading for Cutler, but it sounds like there would be enough interest to get something done if the Bears wanted to go this route.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentioned earlier in the week that the Bears aren’t “technically aren’t stuck” with Cutler’s contract for another season, so it’s clear that they do have some options to consider during the offseason.

Cutler, 31, hasn’t come close to living up to his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed this season, which is why people are exploring ways for the Bears to rid themselves of this deal.

This season, Cutler has completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 2,365 yards to go along with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.





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Who would want Cutler and for what price?

I guess the other team could give the Bears a fat cheerleader no one likes and possibly throw in a drunk with no morals like that Saints fan stealing the ball away from some girl.

Nah. The other team would still be screwed.

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I wish I had some specific teams that could be interested, but I’m sure we’ll come across some speculative ideas in the coming weeks.

In moves like this where a team is essentially dumping salary, it’s hard for a team like the Bears to acquire a decent amount of compensation for the player. With this in mind, I wouldn’t expect them get more than a second-round pick and there’s no guarantee anyone would even be willing to offer that much if they have take on Cutler’s contract.


How in the name of Ryan Leaf does a spoiled brat and marginal talent like Jay Cutler get a contract like this? Evidently money is NOT an issue with some clubs in the NFL.

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It comes down to leverage and the Bears fear that they couldn’t replace him. CHI is still protected in the long-run and it’s highly unlikely that Cutler will receive most of this money.