More than a few Bears fans would have preferred that the 2009 trade that brought Jay Cutler to Chicago never happened. Whether one of those was Cutler himself, hard to say.
When in doubt, trot in an ex-Bear quarterback to help out.
The Bears committed to Jay Cutler with a new contract shortly after last season. They committed to Jimmy Clausen as his No. 2 when they released Jordan Palmer.
The selection of Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer was expected, for all of the reasons coach Marc Trestman laid out and which were evident over the past month-plus — age, upside, mobility, experie
Jay Cutler was assessed and paid to be the franchise quarterback of the Bears.