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Chicago Bears drop Jay Cutler as starting quarterback

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The Chicago Bears have amazingly dropped Jay Cutler as their starting quarterback.

This wouldn't be news on any other team benching a quarterback who has been severely under-performing this season, but Cutler is different, and there are 126 million reasons why we really didn't see this coming.

It's all but confirmed that head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery are being fired at the end of the season, but does this mean that Cutler could be following them out the door?

After weeks of offensive futility, the team has benched Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's contest against the Detroit Lions, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

To say Cutler has struggled in 2014 is putting it lightly. Cutler has one of the best most stacked offenses in the league at his disposal and he has absolutely flopped, making guys like Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte no more than mediocre.

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The straw that broke the camel's back however was the 31-15 loss to New Orleans on Monday Night Football, a game in which Cutler threw three interceptions, before a couple of garbage time TD's.

Currently perched on the edge of a white-hot seat, coach Marc Trestman had no choice but to go to a backup who hasn't seen a starting snap in a regular-season game since he was a rookie with the Carolina Panthers in 2010.

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