Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/28/12
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  In 2009 Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears and signed a five-year, $50 million contract.  It was the most the Bears had ever paid for a quarterback and the move rang in a new era in the Windy City; a commitment to the passing game. Four years into the Jay Cutler experiment the transition can be labeled “disappointing” at best.  Statistically Cutler has been middle of the road with the Bears.  His best season was his first as he threw for 3,666 yards and 27 touchdowns.  Unfortunately that performance was accompanied by 26 interceptions and a 76.8 quarterback rating.  Meanwhile, Kyle Orton, the former Bears QB who was traded for Cutler, threw for a career best 3,802 yards, 21 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions that same season.  Talk about a slap in the face.… Read more
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