Jay Cutler has a torn labrum in his shoulder that will rule him out for the season. Unless he doesn’t. Speaking to reporters today, coach John Fox indicated that Cutler’s injury is not a season-ender, as Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune tweets. Fox referred to the injury as a “day-to-day” situation.
Yesterday’s report on Cutler’s injury noted that the quarterback would seek a second opinion on his shoulder, which left the door open to a more favorable diagnosis. It sounds like Cutler got the good news he was looking for. The veteran quarterback won’t be playing to put the 2-8 Bears in playoff contention, but he could strengthen his case as he nears free agency. It seems unlikely that Chicago will welcome him back in 2017, so a strong finish to the year will be crucial for Cutler’s market.
This year, Cutler has a 59.1% completion percentage with a weak 4-to-5 touchdown/interception ratio. Still, he’s not far removed from a solid 2014 campaign and plenty of QB-needy teams would roll the dice on Cutler if he can show some signs of life this winter.
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