Dec 15, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) is sacked by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Kasim Edebali (91) in the first half of their game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
After the Chicago Bears have benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Claussen, everyone wants to know what the team will do with Jay at the end of the year. The team could cut him if they are ready to deal with the cap issues that it will bring. Cutler has a cap number of $16.5M next season and if he is released then he would count $19.5M against the cap. PAINFUL!
In the passer friendly league, teams are looking to bring in any talent at the quarterback position. Cutler has shown that he can be a solid quarterback. He received his 7-year $126M contract because of his production on the field. He won double digit games with the Bears a couple of times. He threw for 2661 yards and 19 touchdowns in his first season under Marc Trestman and that sprung a new deal. The Nears believed that it was a sign of things to come and paid him to continue on that path.
Cutler instead has rewarded the team with a league leading 18 interceptions through 14 games. He is now riding the bench with Jimmy Claussen getting the call. Claussen has a career 1-9 record in the league and has thrown 3 touchdowns to 9 interceptions.
Despite the 18 interceptions from Cutler, he has thrown 28 touchdowns this season. That is his career best for him and he still had 2 games left on the schedule. As bad as his 18 interceptions sound, he once threw 26 interceptions in a season. That was his first year in Chicago.
There could be some interest in the Bears quarterback if he were available. I am sure that the Bears would listen to offers. Here are some teams that could look at Jay Cutler as an option.
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