Bears QB Jay Cutler is expected to miss at least four games with a groin tear he suffered last weekend. While this is not only disappointing setback to the Chicago Bears season, Cutler’s injury could end up having an impact on his market this offseason.
“He’s got some durability concerns,” an NFL executive said, via USA Today.
Cutler suffered a sprained knee in during the 2010 NFC Championship Game and he broke his thumb during the 2011 season, so there are at least some concerns regarding him being injury prone.
“It’ll be interesting,” the executive said. “That’s why they brought Trestman in, too. I think he’s a good quarterback. Somebody will probably pay him. You’d have to do a lot of background and feel comfortable about what you find out.“
Cutler, 30, is entering the final year of his contract with the Bears and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Normally, quarterbacks like Cutler are prevented from reaching the open market, and while the Bears coul