Bears HC Marc Trestman announced on Thursday that Jay Cutler will be their starting quarterback for Week 15’s game against the Browns.
Every indication was that Cutler would reclaim the starting job this weekend, despite some solid play from backup Josh McCown since Cutler went down with an ankle sprain.
Trestman still wants to see Culter performs during workout scheduled later today and then see how he feels on Thursday before making a final decision.
Cutler has been cleared to practice at full speed, so it appears as though he has a good shot at returning this weekend, despite the fact that Josh McCown has been incredible in relief of Cutler.
On the season, McCown has totaled 1,809 yards passing, 13 touchdowns and one interception to go along with a completion percentage of 66.8. With a loss from the Lions in Week 15, the Bears have a real shot at winning the NFC North, thanks in large part to the play of McCown this season. Few teams have ever had a quarterback step in and play this well in the absence of their starter.
I can only imagine how things would go if Cutler stepped in and threw four interceptions. We’ll have more as the news is available.