Jay Cutler’s congratulatory, welcome-to-the-team phone call would have been good enough for rookie quarterback David Fales. Instead, Cutler made his line available to Fales for anything.
“I text him here and there about practice and stuff,” Fales said.
Cutler’s support of Fales speaks to his comfort level now that the Bears are considered his team more than at any other point in his Chicago tenure.
During minicamp last weekend, Fales, a sixth-round pick from San Jose State, texted Cutler with questions about his mindset during the progressions of some plays and about the footwork he uses for some concepts. He also would tell Cutler how his days were going with Marc Trestman and quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh.
“He was giving me tips,” Fales said.
Does Cutler reply immediately?
“Yeah,” Fales said. “He’s good with that. He’s just a genuine guy. He truly cares. And he knows the game.”
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