“I don’t want to do (an extension) during the year,” Cutler said during “The Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000. “I did it during the year when I first got here, and it didn’t work out that well, and I said I’d never do it again. After the year if they want to talk we can talk. If not, we’ll play out the next year and see how it goes.”
Cutler’s current contract runs through the 2013 season, in which he’ll make a base salary of $8.47 million. There’s no question that the Bears will be willing to discuss another extension after the season, and it does make sense that he would keep focus on the current season, given that Chicago has a real shot at making a deep post season run this year.