Despite reports that the Chicago Bears were looking to trade faltering QB Jay Cutler, new information reveals the Bears plan to keep him at least in 2015.
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ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen reported that after rumors that the Bears would be placing their struggling starting QB on the trading block and were openly shopping him to avoid paying his over $15 million contract in 2015, a source inside the organization revealed that those rumors were simply not true.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 10, 2015
With few other viable options at QB and a position in the 2015 NFL draft that will be well beyond the reach of any rookie QB with the potential to start right away, the Bears will likely have to eat the entirety of Cutler’s bloated contract and hope that he can play efficient football again.
Despite putting up a career-high 28 TDs and 66.0% completion rate in 2014, he led the league with 18 INTs and recorded his worst starting record as a starter since entering the NFL in 2006. The Bears finished the season with a 5-11 record and head coach Marc Trestman was fired.
Last week the Bears also traded one of Cutler’s top receiving targets, Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall, to the Jets for a 5th-round draft pick.