Apparently, the goodwill went out the window after Chicago's 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, most of the Bears' locker room "has given up on Cutler." Freeman also added that at least one player felt that Cutler's preparation for the Tampa game was "truly embarrassing."
The irony here for Bears fans is that they probably felt like Cutler didn't prepare at all for the game. In the 26-point loss, Cutler played one of the worst games of his 11-year career, which is saying a lot, because Cutler has played some bad games.
In the loss, Cutler threw for 182 yards and a touchdown, along with two interceptions, which is even worse than it sounds. Cutler's total would've been absolutely atrocious if he hadn't connected on a 50-yard Hail Mary for a touchdown right before halftime. If you take that out, then Cutler threw for 132 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
Speaking of those picks, Cutler turned the ball over three times, all in the first 16 minutes of the game. On the Bears' second possession, Cutler threw an interception, which was followed up by a pick-six on Chicago's next possession.
Cutler would also lose a fumble two possessions later, which means he turned the ball over three times on four possessions and gave the Bucs a free touchdown with the pick-six. Cutler also handed Tampa two more points in the third quarter when one of his fumbles turned into a safety.
The Bears quarterback didn't have too much to say after the game.
"Any given week, you can win, you can lose. It depends on how you execute," Cutler said, via ESPN.com. "Obviously, we didn't get the job done today."
Unfortunately for the Bears, they don't really have anyone to turn to right now. If they decide to bench Cutler, they would have to move forward with Matt Barkley, who has never started a game. In his only appearance this season, Barkley threw two picks in a Week 7 loss to the Packers.