The Jay Cutler era officially came to an end today as the Bears announced that Cutler had asked for and was given his release after 8 disappointing seasons. Cutler appeared in only 5 games last season, due to shoulder and thumb injuries, and speculation was high that his time with the team was numbered.
Expected to be the team’s first “franchise” quarterback, Cutler instead managed just one playoff appearance in those 8 seasons. To be fair, he was not always set up for success. He went through 6 offensive coordinators in those 8 seasons, leaving very little room for consistency.
Also gone is one of Cutler’s favorite targets, Alshon Jeffery, who signed a one year deal with the Eagles.
To replace Cutler, the Bears are expected to sign former Buccaneer backup Mike Glennon to a 3 year deal. Glennon has thrown 11 total passes over the course of the last 2 seasons.