It appears that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finally has the pieces around him to become a successful quarterback in Chicago. We saw the Bears offense in full effect last season when the Bears were one of the league’s best offenses.
If you have been following the Bears for quite time this has got to be very alarming. Since there existence the Bears has never had an offense that can score at will. Along with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo Jay Cutler is still in the second tier of top notch quarterbacks that just cannot get over the hump.
The Bears have only made the postseason only once with Cutler under center. I believe Cutler and the Bears offense will be right in the middle of the race for the NFC North Title. It would be crazy for Cutler not to succeed this year; he has two dynamic receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. He also has one of the best all-purpose backs in the league right now in Matt Forte.
The Bears front office got rid of any hint of a quarterback controversy when they let successful backup quarterback Josh McCown sign with the Tampa Buccaneers. If the Trestman/Cutler duo can lead the Bears to a couple of playoff berths and a possible Super Bowl run they could become one the leagues most feared qb/coach duos since Belichick/Brady.
I don’t know about you but the last time the Bears had a legitimate all pro quarterback was about 29 years ago when trash talking quarterback Jim McMahon led the Bears to their first ever Super Bowl Title in team history. I know it was pretty painful for Bears fans to watch quarterback Rex Grossman lead the Bears to their second Super Bowl appearance only to lose to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
On top of that Manning did not even have a stellar game against the Bears defense that day. If Cutler fails to lead the Bears to the postseason again he and the Bears organization will never hear the end of it from their loyal fan base.
We all know what happened the last time Cutler was in the postseason when they lost against the eventual Super Bowl Champions the hated Green Bay Packers in the 2011 NFC Championship Game. Unfortunately the Bears will be stuck with Cutler for quite some time due to the fact that he just signed a three year extension worth over $54 million. Its “put up or shut up time” for Cutler and the Bears they’d better make it count or it could be an ugly 2015 offseason in Chicago.
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