Home / Bears / Bears Expected To Keep Jay Cutler For The 2015 Season

Bears Expected To Keep Jay Cutler For The 2015 Season

According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, chances are the Bears will keep QB Jay Cutler on their roster for the 2015 season.

Breer mentions that although recent reports had said NFL teams were aware that Cutler was on the trading block, the Bears did not try to add him to the trade talks for WR Brandon Marshall.

John Fox assembled a “very Cutler-friendly staff” by hiring Adam Gase as offensive coordinator and bringing Dowell Loggains, who knows Cutler, as the team’s QBs coach.

Breer believes the Bears’ new coaching staff can work with Cutler for at least the time being.

It would take a “crazy offer” for Chicago to move on from, according to Breer.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media pointed out earlier in the week that the Bears will be forced to decide on Cutler’s future by next week when $10 million of his contract becomes fully guaranteed for the 2016 season.

Cutler, 31, still has another six years remaining on his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed.

As of now, Chicago has paid Cutler $22.5 million of the $38 million in guarantees included in his agreement.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Cutler outright would actually cost them cap space while creating a staggering $19.5 million in dead money. Even the idea of making Cutler a post-June 1 release wouldn’t add any cap space, so trading him is really their best option.

The best option for the Bears would be trade him, as they could free up $12.5 million in cap space and take on just $4 million in dead money.

The problem, of course, is the fact that teams likely view his contract as an albatross and wouldn’t be willing to part with draft compensation for him. A few months ago, reports said that the Bears may need to throw in a draft pick to actually trade him. That’s how bad of a situation this is for Chicago.

In 2014, Cutler completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 3,812 yards to go along with 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions over the course of 15 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 32 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Cutler as the news is available.

Leave a Reply

5 Comments on "Bears Expected To Keep Jay Cutler For The 2015 Season"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Maggie Sullivan
Guest

So let me see……..Cutler was awful last year with a very good receiver like Marshall on the team….now they give Marshall away…things will only be worse.

kurt6009
Guest

Maggie, you’re a useful idiot, a Gruberite led through the nose by the media and its meme. Brandon was a shell of himself last year with all his injuries. Wait, I’m talking to an Obama voter, an easily led Gruberite. Never mind, facts are your albatross.

Maggie Sullivan
Guest

Hey………I’d kill myself before I voted for Obama.

Marshall still has some good football left in him. He was the Bears best receiver.

kurt6009
Guest
Neither Marshal or Alshon were “very good receivers” last year. They both battled through injuries all year. The Bears’ defense has been atrocious in recent years. Last season, the Bears’ ranked 31st in points allowed per game. The season before that, they lost a chance at winning the division due to a coverage breakdown on the game’s final play, a simple fade route on fourth and long that went uncovered. These defensive collapses are a huge reason for the Bears’ struggles as Cutler has to throw often to try to get the team back into a game. But for some… Read more »
southsidechicago
Guest

you desperately need help before you turn on your car in your locked garage all night..

wpDiscuz
%d bloggers like this: