Bears’ Jay Cutler Done For Season

The Bears hoped for better news. Jay Cutler hoped for better news. Ultimately, however, the quarterback has learned that he will have to undergo shoulder surgery, the team announced. Cutler will be placed on IR and shut down for the remainder of the season. "<strong

Today’s news might mean that Cutler has thrown his final pass as a member of the Bears. For months, we have been hearing that the Bears intend to move on from the veteran. Recently, however, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the Bears could circle back to Cutler if only because of the lack of options elsewhere. UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky has gotten positive reviews from scouts, but overall this year’s draft class is lacking in options. In free agency, top available QB Kirk Cousins will cost a king’s ransom – that is, if he is even available. One has to imagine that the Redskins will retain him, either via a second franchise tag or a long-term deal.

Cutler’s season ends with a 59.1% completion percentage and a weak 4-to-5 touchdown/interception ratio.

The Bears are expected to continue with USC product Matt Barkley as the starting quarterback. David Fales, a 2014 sixth-round pick of the Bears who wandered around a bit this year, was recently welcomed back to serve as the No. 2 QB.

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4 comments on “Bears’ Jay Cutler Done For Season

  1. sbrown285

    why couldn’t him and McKnight switch places

    • warpaint

      I was thinking Kaepernick

  2. ChiSoxCity

    The eight-year nightmare is finally over?

  3. Kia Sportage Off-roader

    Has anyone else seen the “He’s Jay Cutler” music video on YouTube? It’s fantastic.

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