Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said that he is impressed with quarterback Jay Cutler’s growth.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed five games last season while dealing with pain in his shoulder and groin, but he showed improvement. The Bears showed great faith in him by rewarding him with a seven-year, $126 million contract.
There have been questions in Chicago as to whether Cutler is a franchise quarterback, but head coach Marc Trestman firmly backed his signal caller. “The number one thing from my standpoint is the way that he has invested in the Chicago Bears. Jay has been emotionally and selflessly invested in ways that he wouldn’t talk about,” Trestman said to the Chicago Tribune.
Cutler finished last season with a career-high 89.2 passer rating, but he has only made one trip to the playoffs in 2010. He led the Bears to the NFC Championship before they eventually fell to the Green Bay Packers, who would go on to win the Super Bowl.
Cutler’s toughness was questioned all over football circles when he exited the game in the second quarter with an MCL sprain. Trestman will look to use his extensive offensive knowledge to bring out the best in Cutler.