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07:14 AM ET 10.22 | Jay Cutler may very well have played his final meaningful game with the Chicago Bears. By the time Cutler returns from his torn groin muscle, it's conceivable that the Bears will have fallen out of contention for a playoff spot. It's been assumed that the contract-year quarterback will return to the Windy City next year via the franchise tag or a long-term contract. ... Not so fast. There is a "very real possibility" that coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery will move on from Cutler, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. Although Cutler was off to the best start of his career and had "bought in completely" to Trestman's system, he still lapsed into bad habits such as waiting too long to find his receivers and holding the ball too low as he stands in the pocket.

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October 22, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Move on? OK. But move on where? Maybe they can find someone in the draft.

Or, maybe they can send Cutler to the Jags or Bucs for their first-rounder?

October 22, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Cutler to the Buc's!!! I'd love to see his disinterested face next to Schiano's vein popping screamer.

October 22, 2013  07:59 AM ET

The Bears are in decline and need to blow things up. Let Cutler go as there are several good QB prospects in the next draft that will be available when its the Bears turn in the first, or even the second round. Trestman is supposed to be a QB guru, let's see what he can do.

October 22, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Cutler to the Buc's!!! I'd love to see his disinterested face next to Schiano's vein popping screamer.

I think somewhere around Cutler's third or fourth dismissive eyeroll Schiano's head would just explode.

October 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET

"Moving on from Cutler" has been a headline that has surfaced every year for Cutler.

October 22, 2013  08:11 AM ET

When has that headline NOT been dragged out each year during Cutler's career?

October 22, 2013  08:15 AM ET

When Tressman coached in the CFL, he stayed with the same QB for every year he coached there. Don't think they are going to do anything except stay with Cutler.

October 22, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think somewhere around Cutler's third or fourth dismissive eyeroll Schiano's head would just explode.

If I could be assured of seeing that, I would purchase the Sunday Ticket right now.

October 22, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think somewhere around Cutler's third or fourth dismissive eyeroll Schiano's head would just explode.

I am reminded of "Mars Attacks!"

October 22, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Knowing Cutler, he isn't coming back this season from a groin tear anyway.

October 22, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think somewhere around Cutler's third or fourth dismissive eyeroll Schiano's head would just explode.

Hehehehehehe, I would pay to see that too

October 22, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Cutler will play for the Bears again this season. His performance and relevancy to where the Bears on in contention will obviously play a major role in contract discussions in the offseason. It all depends on how much money Cutler is looking for in the new contract. Some quarterback starved franchise will toss millions his way, that's a fact. The Bears no doubt have a ceiling and won't go past that mark. Too many holes on this team to give one player that much money which in turn will end Peppers tenure w/ the Bears as well.

October 22, 2013  09:08 AM ET

So, you give him another new offense, FINALLY give him a decent offensive line, and then you want to get rid of him when he gets hurt on the same play he becomes the most-sacked QB in franchise history?!?!?! Short memories here, may I present the list of Chicago QB's since Jim Harbaugh:

1994 Steve Walsh (11) / Erik Kramer (5)
1995 Erik Kramer (16)
1996 Dave Krieg (12) / Erik Kramer (4)
1997 Erik Kramer (13) / Rick Mirer (3)
1998 Erik Kramer (8) / Steve Stenstrom (7) / Moses Moreno (1)
1999 Shane Matthews (7) / Cade McNown (6) / Jim Miller (3)
2000 Cade McNown (9) / Shane Matthews (5) / Jim Miller (2)
2001 Jim Miller (13) / Shane Matthews (3)
2002 Jim Miller (8) / Chris Chandler (7) / Henry Burris (1)
2003 Kordell Stewart (7) / Chris Chandler (6)/ Rex Grossman (3)
2004 Craig Krenzel (5) / Chad Hutchinson (5)/ Jonathan Quinn (3) / Rex Grossman (3)
2005 Kyle Orton (15) / Rex Grossman (1)
2006 Rex Grossman (16)
2007 Rex Grossman (7) / Brian Griese (6) / Kyle Orton (3)
2008 Kyle Orton (15) / Rex Grossman (1)
2009 Jay Cutler (16)
2010 Jay Cutler (15) / Todd Collins (1)
2011 Jay Cutler (10) / Caleb Hanie (4) / Josh McCown (2)
2012 Jay Cutler (15) / Jason Campbell (1)
2013 Jay Cutler (6)

I believe Erik Kramer made the Pro Bowl one year, not sure if it was with the Bears or the Lions.

October 22, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Man that is one long sad list of QB's.

October 22, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Man that is one long sad list of QB's.

And a pretty good argument for keeping Cutler unless Emery and Trestman intend to blow it up.

October 22, 2013  09:26 AM ET

it would be stupid to move on from him now. for the first time since he came to the bears he has a coach who believes offense is part of the game. they finally gave him something that resembles a offensive line for protection and 2 actual wide receivers to throw to. they need him to run the offense to score as many points as possible while they rebuild the defense. who would have thought Bears fans would see their team score more than 40 points in a game and lose? he deserves the chance to play in the same system 2 years in row for once. you bring in a new starter and you set the rebuild back another year having him learn on the job. I don't count the martz years because that offense has not worked since the greatest show on turf days and it almost got him killed out there.

October 22, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Hot Clicks!!!???!!! ---> YES!

October 22, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Whoa Mr. Writer. It may be Jay Cutler that moves on from Da Bears. He is a free agent after this season. He can force them to tag him to keep him....Not so fast, you don't think Jay Cutler has some ides of his own?

October 22, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Bears brought Tressman in because he was a sensitive pooty poot like Cutler... I don't see Cutler leaving soon.

 
October 22, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Hot Clicks!!!???!!! ---> YES!

Indeed. The new guy is starting off well.

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