Quarterback doesn’t believe any negotiations will happen before the start of the season.
Chicago Bears franchise Quarterback Jay Cutler believes that the fact that he is not winning enough games is the reason why he does not expect any sort of contract extension to take place before the start of next season.
Despite working behind a consistently poor offensive line, and yet still keeping the Bears in playoff contention every year, Jay Cutler still thinks that he needs to win games in order to deserve a new contract.
The QB is the cornerstone of the franchise but admitted that his role on the team is to get wins, and that is something that he needs to do next year.
“You’ve got to win games to earn those contracts. I’m in last year obviously. We’ll play it out and see how it goes,” Cutler told ESPNChicago’s Mike Wright.
While the 29-year old is not entirely to blame for the fact that the team did not make the playoffs last year, it shows that the QB is ready to take responsibility for whatever happens next season for the team’s fortunes.
Cutler will be playing for the value of his contract, while it is incredibly unlikely that the Bears will let him walk away, it is also unlikely that they will pay him anywhere near the $100m contract that now seems to be the minimum for a franchise QB.
A playoff appearance will certainly boost his contract value, but right now, it seems he is just making sure the team can improve on a disappointing 2012 season.