The Chicago Bears have been very disappointing in their first two games of the season, especially starting quarterback Jay Cutler. According to the latest NFL rumors, this might be the last season that Cutler wears a Bears uniform.
Dieter Kurtenbach of FOX Sports thinks that the 33-year-old QB has taken his last snap as a member of the Bears. Chicago will save as much as $71 million if they release Cutler before the start of next season. He signed a seven-year, $126 million deal in 2014 with $54 million guaranteed money.
Skip Bayless, who has supported Jay Cutler since he was a junior for the Vanderbilt Commodores, was very disappointed with the quarterback. The 64-year-old said during his new show, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, that he has given up on Cutler.
“That was so humiliating for every Bears fans, every Vanderbilt Commodore fan,” Bayless said.
“I know it’s always something. Now it’s the thumb injury. I don’t want to hear it anymore. I’m done with Jay Cutler,” he added.
On the other hand, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who has worked with Cutler during his camps and knows him personally, defended the Bears QB from his critics. He called him a hard working and outstanding player.
“I’ve been around Jay Cutler many times. He is a serious guy. He is a hard worker. I watched him coach at our camp the last two summers in a row. He’s outstanding. So, I think people that speculate that don’t know him, that’s just speculation. You don’t know somebody unless you know them,” Harbaugh said on The Dan Patrick Show.
According to NFL.com, Jay Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is considered day-to-day and he would probably miss Week 3.
It should be noted that the Bears has not indicated that they are going to release Cutler. However, they have a very young team and the money they will save from releasing their starting QB would be something the Bears front office is probably analyzing.
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