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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9 comments on “Jay Cutler Done For Season

  1. bravesfan1998

    Good

    • 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…..

  2. claygreenwell

    Thank u! New QB next year!

  3. warpaint

    Finally some good news for the Bears

  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.

    • Ranger rick

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

      • 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.

  5. ChiSoxCity

    They should cut him immediately.

  6. daBoys

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

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