Jay Cutler Done For Season

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is believed to have a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Cutler is now getting a second opinion on the shoulder, but barring something unexpected, he’s done for the season. Jay Cutler (vertical)

Cutler was struggling before Sunday’s injury with a weak 59.1% completion percentage and a 4-to-5 TD-INT ratio. Now, he faces an uncertain future as Chicago will likely move on from him in the offseason. The Bears, now 2-8, can cut ties with Cutler after the season without any financial penalty.

In 2014, Cutler completed a career high 66% of his passes and threw 28 touchdowns (also a career high) against 18 interceptions. Last year, however, his performance fell off and he declined further in 2016. With plenty of teams in the market for a quarterback, however, Cutler should have no trouble finding work. He will, however, be in for a sizable pay cut. The Vanderbilt product is earning $17MM this season and it’s doubtful that he’ll land an eight-figure deal after two disappointing campaigns.

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  1. bravesfan1998

    Good

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    • ghostoforsillo

      Now if they can only draft a solid QB and develop him (or just let him learn on the fly). Use that 17 mil to fill other holes…..

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  2. claygreenwell

    Thank u! New QB next year!

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  3. warpaint

    Finally some good news for the Bears

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  4. steffen5

    I wouldn’t assume he’s gone. They still need a QB next year, and who knows who they’ll get in the draft, if anyone. Even if they do draft someone, do you really want them playing Week 1? Unless there’s a decent free agent available as a stopgap (and what FA wants to be that?), I’d say Cutler may be back for one more year.

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    • Ranger rick

      Financially makes more sense to cut him prior to 2017. Only $2m cap hit as opposed to $17m.

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      • steffen5

        If the only consideration is cap space, then I suppose. But you still need a QB, and as bad as he’s been, he’s still better than any street free agent you’ll find.

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  5. ChiSoxCity

    They should cut him immediately.

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  6. daBoys

    What about Romo to train a new qb, while competingfor winning season?

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