- Schefter adds that the Bears have declined to comment on the situation.
This, of course, means that Jimmy Clausen will take over as the team’s starting quarterback for as long as Cutler is sidelined.
Bears HC John Fox told reporters on Monday that tests showed that starting QB Jay Cutler has a strained hamstring that is not considered a server injury.
“Anytime it’s not really severe, it’s good news,” Fox said.
Fox added that they plan to decide on whether to bring in another quarterback later on in the week.
The Chicago Bears announced that QB Jay Cutler sustained a hamstring injury during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and will not return.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 20, 2015
Cutler suffered the injury while trying to tackle Cardinals S Tony Jefferson, who intercepted a pass for 26-yard touchdown. Jimmy Clausen has replaced Cutler as the team’s quarterback for the remainder of the game.
It’s worth mentioning that Clausen is the only other quarterback that the Bears have active for today’s game.
Cutler, 32, is in the second year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $15.5 million (2015), $16 million (2016), $12.5 million (2017) $13.5 million (2018), and $17.5 million (2019).
Cutler finished the game eight of nine passing for 120 yards, one touchdown and an interception.
We’ll have more regarding the severity of Cutler’s injury as the news is available.