Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has built a reputation over the course of his career for being a gunslinger with a cannon arm, but that’s not all. Cutler is very capable of throwing the ball all over the field, but has developed a reputation for being unable to hold onto the ball.
The 9 year man out of Vanderbilt has thrown 70 interceptions and lost 17 fumbles since being traded to the Bears in 2009. That includes this 2013 Season where he has thrown 7 picks in 7 games.
The Bears quarterback has also become increasingly injury prone. Cutler has missed 8 games during the past 3 years and just recently suffered a torn groin muscle that will sideline him 4-6 weeks.
Cutler has had success this year leading the Bears, but his style of play may not be the best fit for them. Chicago has one of the best defenses in the league and may not need more than a game manager to get them to another Super bowl.
Cutler’s five-year, $49.77 million contract with $20 million guaranteed expires at the end of this season. Head coach Marc Trestman might think twice before spending $20 million a year on an injury/turnover prone quarterback. Trestman may want to test the 2014 draft class for a young, efficient quarterback he can mold.