Bears' Trestman: We want Cutler to play a 16-game season

Bears' Trestman: We want Cutler to play a 16-game season
June 5, 2014, 12:00 am
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The Bears made it known how much they believe in quarterback Jay Cutler by giving him a lucrative, seven-year contract worth potentially $126 million during the offseason.

Investing that much in Cutler also shows what head coach Marc Trestman thinks of his starting quarterback.

In Cutler's first season in Trestman's offense he finished with an 89.2 passer rating, which marked the highest total of his eight-year career.

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However, Cutler missed five games in 2013 with groin and ankle injuries. In Cutler's five years with the Bears only once has he played a full 16-game season.

And that hasn't gone unnoticed by Trestman.

"He's bigger and he's stronger than he was a year ago," Trestman said during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday morning. "He's really focused on staying physically well for the entire season.

"Hopefully we get him through safe and get him to play a 16-game season. I know that's predominate on his mind, and if we keep him safe and healthy we feel like we could be in every game."

Check out the full video above for Trestman's thoughts on Cutler and the Bears' backup quarterback situation.