CTL: Is Cutler the future for the Bears?
So Mets job was going to be that probably -- jewel of the unrestricted free agent class at quarterback. And in September after one of their games. They announced that he had signed a four year extension little over thirty million guaranteed four years little over sixty million mean. Would take that job over Jay Cutler probably but the numbers are going to be obviously comparable to start negotiating. Would you give Jake dollar sixty to seventy million dollars with. Thirty to 35 guaranteed pick as you -- -- doesn't guarantee and that's personal CJ talks about hometown discount don't take that. We've come close at that. Who don't come close that don't let them take your money from taken much is that you go to player talk about exactly this is -- that -- -- -- -- that guaranteed monies are worried about the seven man he's not playing -- -- you -- look -- Peppers at the break. He's got seven sexy and make them like thirteen million excerpt he may not be here exactly all we got was the guarantee you whatever they paid him since he signed to guess -- this -- this that. It's not a baseball gone through all well and I'll look how different not even close but I tell you that. There's a lot of players I think playing for the job the next two weeks this and they complete discussion because you don't know what's gonna happen in the next month. And I think that Jay -- part of that group. You know Julius Peppers Devin Hester and Henry Melton jamarcus Webb all their futures I think you're tied in how this finishes what's the last act. And as far as Jay Cutler goes how magnanimous for him to say you know take the hometown discount look. -- another playoff game -- then you'll start to talk about whether or not this makes sense long term. Get your team to the playoffs they've come up being a team with a winning record how about. Yeah ha ha I do I think Jay Cutler is in elite talent K I think it probably more than than you do. But I think that this is premature. His best bargaining chip right now is -- -- -- he's done on the field. It's Brandon Marshall OK because that guy is it. Indispensable. And as long as he is in Chicago you thought applauded the -- will be in Chicago but I would -- whoa whoa whoa. Win a playoff game and then get through negotiating table and -- talk about such. -- the larger question is not only holly Bears finish but if they don't finish the way they want to me miss the playoffs. Do you blow this whole thing up and say your defensive side of the football is all these guys over thirty years old for the most part. You're gonna let Brian Urlacher gonna resign him you're gonna go head to walk pretty much the only if that's the case then maybe get -- Jay Cutler. But if you're not gonna do that. I'm not a huge Jay Cutler fan -- more like cap he's I think he's probably an average NFL quarterback. Great is that I have a great talent let -- could you at least find ten guys in the NFL maybe that's what that next group birdied eleven to fifteen Theres a slightly below average. I had a lot. Let's take a look at today's daily list you'll educate you guys a little check out the daily list because this shot means in these other quarterbacks who have made at least one top half of them. It's Jay Cutler joined the Bears for the 2009 season there have been 26 QBs. -- is ranked twentieth in completion percentage 1718 yards per game. 26 and interceptions. Twentieth and quarterback rating. That's below average my friend -- that end up not an hour if you okay is and again I'm not a huge fan of guiding it to the trade was great when they got -- and I just thought they had to -- Quarterback -- they've had -- for so long with parties are working with probably different offensive coordinators. -- skill positions the boy to tell for most of this day here the offensive line is a train wreck that guy gets beat up every game so I don't think he's as bad as those numbers show. Cannot have Kyle orange numbers please go hang up the list from my answer yes Kyle Orton had the 21 ranked offense with no Matt Forte no Brandon Marshall. And then they traded yeah -- what do you and they -- color okay the batter out they say we should not and has been telling you that at the end of the 08 season they were -- -- first ranked offense another thirty okay they're a lot of reasons as Jason. Added some of voice of reason to an argument I'll take -- -- on Cutler. I had I think he has some limitations I think he's inconsistent. But they had to make that trade at the time they had to. You cannot get anywhere in the NFL that a franchise quarterback and this guy has those traits. That doesn't that the different argument -- -- what it's gonna happen going forward -- play other scenarios. You can't have this discussion now you don't know what's gonna -- -- don't have you don't know who you -- -- what happened in Denver they got a new coach who -- his quarterback Matt Cassel. Take goes out the door that's always in Chicago you don't know what's next younger until you know what's behind door number two. You get over the -- number three for you have to have another option. If you get -- like you know Joseph Flacco as a tiebreaker advantage Flacco is not leaving Baltimore Sun and they fired his -- -- today yeah he'll get to at all. For that but you have to have someone else -- -- with me -- does a hell I can't let that make this point you're -- Bears fans that you're -- -- to -- You have to have -- and prepare us like Jason said you're starting all over. Because we don't have a quarterback you can't compete right now Jets had someone in place to knock him -- that's fun for you to have someone in place at Duke. Think that the Bears. Would ever show in the sense of urgency that the Baltimore Ravens showed today when they brought a veteran offensive coordinator and he's got a pretty darn good resume and -- camp. Turning your playbook you're out now because we're trying to win. Think the Bears would ever have the temerity to do that no chance. Like he desperation more than it is you know I mean they've been so bad they're -- they're gonna go to super what's more desperation to find offensive coordinators and it was. Three games left in the season but -- you do look around me. Well when he -- -- terrible and you look at the I think the terrible move to make for the Ravens because. If their team post brawl left a little better I don't follow the Ravens every day but I got tea I'm not gonna use. What what looks like from the outside a rash decision in an overreaction to make my argument that the Bears have the Richard Childress you that you don't need to bring in a bad decision to defend it. My point. It's.
David Haugh, Matt Bowen and the Chicago Tribune Live panel discuss if Jay Cutler is the Bears' quarterback of the future - 12/10