Jay Cutler is in quite an embarrassing situation in Chicago. The starting quarterback for the Bears has never really hit the heights with the Bears in his six seasons in the Windy city, and it is safe to say that Chicago fans are not happy about the situation.
Furthermore, it is highly likely that if the Bears managed to get a team stupid enough to trade for Cutler he would be on the next flight out of Chicago paid by the organization themselves.
But that will never happen because of the ridiculous contract that Cutler was offered in 2014 when the Bears decided to give him $126 million over seven years, with an amazing $54 million guaranteed.
Despite the arrival of new head coach John Fox, Jay Cutler is still the quarterback at Chicago by default. But just because that will always be the case at the Bears until they can cut the signal caller, that doesn't mean to say that Fox is not going to keep the 31-year-old on his toes until the season starts.
"Although Cutler will top the offseason depth chart by dint of his experience edge, Fox made it clear Wednesday that the Bears will have an "open competition" at quarterback," NFL.com reported.
"Obviously you've got to start somewhere," John Fox revealed on Thursday, "and my experience in football, really in anything, it's not where you start a competition; it's where you finish it."
Cutler lost his job last year in favor of back-up Jimmy Clausen, but Fox argues that Jay's confidence had been shot. While he wants his quarterback situation to be competitive, Fox insists that building Cutler's confidence back-up remains one of his top priorities.
"I think maybe he got to the point where he lacked confidence a year ago," Fox added. "To build that back up, it's going to take time, daily. It takes trust, like any relationship."
So Chicago fans, should Jay Cutler start again for the Bears next season? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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