Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/29/13

CHICAGO - AUGUST 21: Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears talks with teammate Lance Briggs on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Soldier Field on August 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Raiders defeated the Bears 32-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler is in the final year of the extension he signed in 2009 and has the team off to a 3-0 start. But there have been no contract talks so far in-season and the Bears have said they will table any negotiations until after the season. Agents for several of the team's potential free agents said they expected the team to wait until January to try to retain those players. With Cutler thriving in the new system installed by rookie head coach Marc Trestman many have wondered if that might expedite contract talks after a summer in which nothing really materialized. Cutler would be open to negotiations in-season according to league sources but neither side is pressing the issue and seem content to let this ride out. The Bears would apply the franchise tag if need be should Cutler continue his early season form (based on a $127 million cap projection the quarterback non-exclusive tag amount would be $16.2M according to sources). No talks are scheduled and i...
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