Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler probably had the best year of his career last season despite the team finishing with a 6-10 record. According to the latest NFL rumors and one NFL writer, Cutler will have an even better year this season.
Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks mentioned in his report that Cutler’s time to prove his doubters is now since he is already 33 years old. He also has the trust of Bears general manager, Ryan Pace, who built a very good team to help the veteran QB.
“At age 33 Cutler is advancing into the down slope of his career and the window of playing at his peak talent is closing. If he’s going to show his doubters they were wrong, it must be soon,” Lambert said.
GM Ryan Pace told the Chicago Sun-Times earlier this year that they are going to build the offense around Jay Cutler, who signed a seven-year, $126 million deal in 2014. He had two of the best years of his careers in the past couple of seasons while also dropping his interception total.
“I think Jay knows that we have extreme confidence in him. We’re going to continue to build the offense around him; I think he knows that,” Pace said.
And the GM delivered this summer as the Bears have a good roster to start the season. Alshon Jeffery, Zach Miller, Eddie Royal and Kevin White are all healthy while second-year running back Jeremy Langford had a great offseason.
Jay Cutler will also be protected by a good group of players led by the newly-acquired Josh Sitton. He joins Charles Leno, Kyle Long, Bobby Massie and Cody Whitehair. The Bears also made Dowell Loggains, who has a great relationship with Cutler, their offensive coordinator.
Nevertheless, it all comes down to staying healthy for Jay Cutler and the rest of the Bears. The team has given their full confidence on Cutler and it’s time for him to step up and take Chicago to the next level.
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