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General manager Phil Emery’s proclamation that the Bears will not negotiate contract extensions during the 2013 season is a masterstroke of simplicity prudence and fairness: You play — you get paid; you don’t — you won’t.
It’s a philosophy that avoids more problems than it creates — especially on a team that was 7-3 and 7-1 in the middle of the last two seasons and failed to make the playoffs. When 53 players have a hand in the outcome it’s best to wait until the dust settles to dish out the rewards. In theory the worst possible outcome is paying your quarterback $120 million after winning a Super Bowl like the Ravens did with Joe Flacco in the offseason.
‘‘That’s a problem I look forward to’’ Emery said Wednesday as the Bears opened training camp.
Unfortunately Jay Cutler could present Emery with a problem he doesn’t look forward to. If Cutler fails this season he’s gone. If he wins the Super Bowl he’s worth $100 million or more on the NFL market. But if Cutler’s history
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The Chicago Bears have officially reported to training camp for the 2013 NFL season. As they prepare for the year, there are some burning questions surrounding the team.
1. Will the offensive line finally be able to hold up?
Phil Emery and the rest of the front office knew that the offensive line was one of the biggest weaknesses last year, if not the biggest one. ...
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery dropped a bit of a bombshell on Wednesday when he announced that the team would not be signing any players to contract extensions during the 2013 season. That means the team’s quarterback, Jay Cutler, won’t be getting a new deal before the 2014 season.
Cutler signed a two-year, $30 million contract extension in October of 2009 that altered...
Jay Cutler is aware quarterbacks are cashing in around the NFL. He also realizes he'll have to wait for his big payday.
Chicago general manager Phil Emery all but ruled out extensions this season for players with expiring contracts, and Cutler insists he's OK with that.
The same goes for kicker Robbie Gould and cornerback Tim Jennings, who are part of a long list of Bears...
If quarterback Jay Cutler wants a new contract from the Chicago Bears, it looks like he'll have to wait until the end of the season.
General manager Phil Emery says he doesn't see the Bears extending contracts this season, meaning several high-profile players could hit the open market.
He spoke Wednesday as players arrived for the start of training camp, their first under...
Smokin’ Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears began training camp today so we’re posting our first ever animated smoke gif on the site. Good luck this season Smokin’ Jay!
Following in the footsteps of Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will wait until after his current contract expires in order to secure a new deal. Flacco rolled the dice last season and wound up leading his team to a Super Bowl championship and a very lucrative new contract. Cutler is hoping for similar financial success after the 2013 season.
I’m drinking the sugarfree Cutler Koolaid bigtime folks. His careers about to take off now that he’s joined forces with maybe the best new Coach hire (besides Arians obviously) Mark Trestman. Getting rid of Lovie is addition by subtraction, which as we all know tended to be the philosophy Smith used on his challenge flags. Coach Marks a CFL guy so the Bears are going to be practicing...
Big changes hit the Bears with the force of a winter wind in Chicago. Now, it's time to see how all the moves play out.
The Marc Trestman era kicks into a higher gear with the start of training camp this week and the Bears looking for more after missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.
A second straight collapse cost former coach Lovie Smith his job. Now, the...
Overall outlook: New head coach Marc Trestman hopes to breathe life into the normally mediocre Bears' offense. Once again, there's a trio of interesting players here.
Bye week : 8
Quarterback : Jay Cutler
Ranked 23rd with 22.6 FOXSports.com fantasy points in 2012 ... Cutler was 24th in passing yards (3,033) and T-21 in touchdowns (19), but since he ranked 24th in attempts...
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The 2013 NFL regular season is right around the corner. With that being said, it's time to launch our team previews. FOXSports.com contributor Taylor Jones will answer important questions for every franchise. We begin the series with the Chicago Bears.
2012 Record: 10-6. Missed Playoffs.
Which player is under the most pressure?
The Chicago Bears traded two...