Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has revealed that he has no intention of leaving the Bears.
The 31-year-old quarterback has been benched after several poor performances this season, but he explained today that he wants to stay in Chicago.
Marc Trestman's decision to bench Cutler is a move that could lead to Chicago attempting to part ways with him during the offseason, but Cutler is remaining optimistic.
Cutler wants to stay put
"I would like to stay here," Cutler revealed on Friday. "I really like it here. I love the guys in the locker room. This is where I'd like to be."
Cutler is enduring the worst of his six seasons in Chicago this year, with a league-leading 24 turnovers blighting what could have been a great year for the Bears.
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Many experts predicted Chicago to go deep in the playoffs, but with a 5-9 record, both the Bears and Cutler are seriously under performing this season.
This led to Cutler getting benched this week, a move the quarterback admitted was surprising.
"Shocked I think at first, I didn't see it coming," Cutler said Thursday of his initial reaction, NFL.com reported.
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Meanwhile, two accomplished Chicago players have slammed head coach Marc Trestman in an anonymous interview with ESPN.
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