Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery called quarterback Jay Cutler a “3-5 quarterback” since the Bears are 3-5.
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The Chicago Bears were blown out, 51-23, by the New England Patriots on Sunday. They now hold a 3-5 record, and Bears fans are undoubtedly becoming impatient with quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler signed a seven-year, $126 million contract after the 2013 season, and his contract includes $54 million in guaranteed money.
General manager Phil Emery acknowledged that Cutler has not played up to his contract and was brutally honest about his team. “We’re a 3-5 team and he’s a 3-5 quarterback right now. We still have some things we have to clean up,” Emery said to NFL.com.
Cutler threw three touchdown passes against the Patriots, but two of those came in garbage time, and he also threw an interception and lost a fumble.
The Bears quarterback has been a turnover machine this year with eight interceptions and nine fumbles, so he will to turn around his play to justify his contract, especially considering his abundance of weapons in wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery and tight end Martellus Bennett.