I can’t remember the last time the Bears made a big move like this:
The Bears have given lip service to the quarterback position for decades, but in one of the boldest moves in franchise history on Thursday they may finally have solved the position.
Jay Cutler is a Chicago Bear.
Finally, miraculously, a surprise game of musical chairs has ended with the Bears sitting in the catbird seat. The quarterback-starved franchise surrendered its first-round pick this year, another first-rounder next year and a third-round pick in April along with starting quarterback Kyle Orton for Cutler and the Broncos’ fifth-round selection this year.
The Bears likely will have to redo Cutler’s contract, which has three years remaining on it, but the payoff is beyond belief for a team that has been searching for a franchise player at the position since the great Sid Luckman, a World War II era player who still holds career passing records.
An enthusiastic review (for the Bears) here. I was initially shocked that we gave up so much to get a quarterback who hasn’t yet reached his full potential, but Cutler is definitely an upgrade.
The question is, to whom will he throw? (Can you even name a Bears receiver?)