Coach Marc Trestman told the Chicago Tribune that the No. 1 goal for Cutler is "to get him through the season safely. That his durability is good, his availability is good. And then, not only him, but to get everybody to elevate their game another step.”
"Has all the physical tools, but inconsistent in the clutch," Angelo wrote about Cutler. "Mostly due to a lack of poise. He's not comfortable reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the right choice. The less he's asked to see the better he is. A better half field general, than a full field one."
Cutler had one of his best years as a Bear in 2013, completing 63.1 pct. of his passes for 2,621 yards and 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 11 games, missing five games due to leg injuries.
He effectively played in only 10 games this year but in them he had over 250 yards six times, two-plus touchdowns seven times and 20-plus Fantasy points six times. It's not Peyton Manning-type numbers but it's not bad either. Cutler had as many 20-point games as Andrew Luck, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady and Robert Griffin III while playing in fewer games than each of them.
I really like the idea of continuity in Marc Trestman's offense. Not only will Cutler be in it for the second year in a row but other principals like Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett will be there too. The offensive line should pretty much stay the same. I wouldn't overlook this aspect -- when you consider the best quarterbacks in Fantasy it's been because they've been in the same system for years, often with the same players. Cutler will have that now.
I really like the idea of waiting for Cutler on Draft Day, pairing him with another quarterback in the middle rounds.
Cutler is guaranteed $54 million. The breakdown of his yearly salary is not known at this time. The $54 million guarantee ranks seventh among active quarterbacks, according to 670 The Score. The deal was announced by general manager Phil Emery at a press conference Thursday.
The deal was announced by general manager Phil Emery at a press conference Thursday. Cutler was one of the team's major free-agents heading into the offseason, but expressed a desire to remain in Chicago. In his first year under head coach Marc Trestman, Cutler threw 19 touchdowns to 12 interceptions in 11 games. The financial details of the contract are not known at this time.
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