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John Fox preaching open competition, even at QB


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) New Bears coach John Fox called it "all an open competition" when asked if he could see a scenario in which quarterback Jay Cutler had to compete for the starting job, reports ESPN.com. Jimmy Clausen is Cutler's projected backup.

“I would say logically if you are looking at the depth chart and you are asking me for it two weeks before we can really get anything going, I’d say  be [Cutler would be] first on the depth chart, yeah,” Fox said.

“Obviously you’ve got to start somewhere and my experience in football and really anything is it’s not where you start the race it’s where you finish it. We have to start the race with some kind of lineup, and we have not discussed that in depth. We have not presented it to our players in depth. I think it’s important for them to see it maybe more than you guys. I’ve had guys who were third on the depth chart that by the time we started the opener were first. I can’t tell you what’s happening. If I could I’d be at some race track somewhere.”


John Fox aiming to rebuild QB Jay Cutler's confidence


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) New Bears coach John Fox said quarterback Jay Cutler might have gotten to the point last year "where he lacked confidence," reports the Chicago Tribune.

"To build that back up, it’s going to take time, daily," Fox added. "It takes trust, like any relationship.”

Fox plans to help Cutler, who committed 24 turnovers last season, by building a strong defense and relying more on the running game. Fox praised how the Cowboys used Tony Romo last year in tandem with NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray.

“Football-wise, there are things you can do in coaching to minimize some of the exposure,” Fox said. “Playing defense. Playing complementary football is going to be something that helps. I liken it a little bit, not being critical, to Tony Romo. I think there had been different things said. I know Tony personally. He’s a tremendous competitor. I thought he had one of his better seasons a year ago with that same kind of build-up. With success comes confidence.”


Bears announce they're sticking with QB Jay Cutler


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Not that they really had any choice, but the Bears confirmed Wednesday that Jay Cutler will be their starting quarterback. "We've made that decision," GM Ryan Pace said, per ESPN.com. "We're moving forward with Jay Cutler as our starting quarterback."

Cutler, 31, signed a seven-year, $126 million contract last offseason and is guaranteed $15.5 million this year. If he's on the roster at 4 p.m. ET Thursday, $10 million of his $16 million salary in 2016 also becomes guaranteed.

Pace said the Bears never explored trading Cutler, per ESPN. He accounted for 30 touchdowns and 24 turnovers last season while throwing for 3,812 yards, the second-highest total of his career.

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Report: Bears re-sign QB Jimmy Clausen


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) The Bears have re-signed quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Friday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

New Bears coach John Fox drafted Clausen in 2010 when he was in charge of the Panthers. The new Chicago front office are reportedly uncertain of Jay Cutler's future with the club, so Clausen's role with the team remains to be seen.

Clausen, 27, got the start over Cutler in Week 16 before suffering a concussion. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and was unable to play the season finale.


Bears' Fox on Jay Cutler's future: 'We're not up against a deadline'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Bears coach John Fox met with the media on Tuesday and remained noncommittal to longtime starter Jay Cutler, dancing around questions about his future with the team, reports ESPN Chicago.

"We're not up against a deadline," Fox said, per the Chicago Tribune. "We'll keep you posted."

Cutler's "ability and talent (are there). A lot more goes into it. We're evaluating that as we speak," Fox said, per the Plain Dealer.

Fox also revealed that he met free agent quarterback Josh McCown prior to his combine press conference, adding that "he's the right kind of guy...that you want on your football team."

General manager Ryan Pace also said the Bears will be patient on their decision, and refused to declare Cutler the starter.

Cutler, 31, signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Bears last offseason and is guaranteed to make $15.5 million next season. He threw for 3,812 passing yards, the most since 2008 when he was a member of the Broncos. He added 28 touchdowns and a league-high 18 interceptions in 2014.


Bears' Fox on free agent Josh McCown: 'He's the right kind of guy'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Free agent quarterback Josh McCown met with new Bears coach John Fox at the combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday, reports NFL.com. Fox was noncommittal to longtime starter Jay Cutler during his combine news conference.

"We're not up against a deadline," Fox said, per the Chicago Tribune. "We'll keep you posted."

McCown enjoyed his best season with the Bears in 2013 before he left Chicago for Tampa Bay in 2014. He was released by the Buccaneers after one season where he threw for 2,206 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 11 games. The 35-year-old veteran has just 49 starts in his resume.

"He's the right kind of guy...that you want on your football team," Fox said. "We'll see where it goes."


Bears QB Jay Cutler held in check in season finale


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler turned in another disappointing performance in Sunday's season finale against the Vikings in Week 17.

Cutler completed 23 of 36 passes for 172 yards, with no touchdowns in a 13-9 defeat. He finishes the year with 3,812 passing yards, the most since 2008 when he was a member of the Broncos. He also added 28 touchdowns and a league-high 18 interceptions.


Bears will turn back to Jay Cutler over Jimmy Clausen (concussion)


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman will turn back to Jay Cutler after Chicago announced that Jimmy Clausen will not play Week 17 against Minnesota due to delayed symptoms of a concussion.

Clausen absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit by defensive end Ezekiel Ansah as he slid to the ground during a 20-14 defeat to Detroit. He was checked multiple times after hit but did not exhibit any signs or symptoms of a concussion until he left the stadium Sunday night. He was taken to the hospital for further testing, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Chicago is currently a 6 1/2-point underdog at Minnesota.


Bears' Trestman will talk to Jimmy Clausen before naming starter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday morning on WBBM Newsradio 780 that he'll talk to Jimmy Clausen before naming a starter for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota, CBS Chicago reports.

Clausen earned his first start since his rookie year with the Panthers in 2010. He compiled 181 yards while completing 22 of 39 passes. He added two touchdowns and one interception in a 20-14 defeat to Detroit.

"We'll talk about it today," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "I thought he had a good performance. He needed some help. He didn't get it -- had a few drops along the way, had a couple missed assignments up front in the running game, where we could've had a little bit more yardage. But I thought he handled himself (well), for two practices and having not played (much) for four years. It was certainly a good performance."

Chicago is currently a 6 1/2-point underdog at Minnesota.


Bears QB Jimmy Clausen fades after strong effort Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen performed well for much of his 2014 starting debut Sunday against Detroit, but faded down the stretch in yet another loss.

Clausen completed just one pass for one yard in the first two possessions, but picked it up in the second quarter and finished the half 14 of 23 for 106 yards and an 11-yard touchdown pass to featured back Matt Forte. He added a 20-yard scoring strike to Alshon Jeffery in the third, but hit on just 4 of 10 for 25 yards and a critical interception in a fourth quarter that doomed his team to defeat. He finished 23 of 39 for 181 yards.

If Clausen is given the starting nod in Week 17, as expected, he will do so in a meaningless game at Minnesota.


Bears QB Jay Cutler expected back in Chicago with new staff


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to be back in Chicago next season, likely with a new offensive staff, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora on Sunday.

Cutler has accounted for 30 touchdowns and a league-high 24 turnovers for the 5-9 Bears. He has the seventh-best completion percentage (66.1) among all quarterbacks this season. He signed a seven-year, $126 million contract in January and is guaranteed to make $15.5 million next season.


Demoted QB Jay Cutler says he wants to stay in Chicago


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who's been benched for Jimmy Clausen, told reporters he hopes to continue his career in Chicago. "I would like to stay here. I really like it here," Cutler said. "I love the guys in the locker room. This is where I'd like to be."

Cutler signed a seven-year, $126 million contract in January and admitted the deal came with big expectations. "I wish we would have played better, I wish I would have played better," he said. "Then we wouldn't be in this sitaution."

Cutler said he was shocked and disappointed by the benching but called head coach Marc Trestman a "heck of a quarterbacks coach." Asked if he could play for Trestman in 2015, Cutler said, "Yes. ... I think I could. I definitely could."

Cutler has accounted for 30 touchdowns and a league-high 24 turnovers for the 5-9 Bears. His contract guarantees him $15.5 million next season.


Marc Trestman: 'We need a lift at quarterback'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman explained his decision to bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen, saying in a press conference: "I think we need a lift at quarterback. I think we need a spark." Trestman said Cutler will be the backup quarterback Sunday against the Lions.

The coach said he's made no decision about who will start the regular-season finale.

"This is in the best interest of our football team," Trestman said. "We need some better play from the quarterback position."

Cutler leads the league with 24 turnovers. Clausen hasn't started a game since his rookie year of 2010, when he went 1-9 as a starter and played in 13 games with Carolina.

Chicago opened as a 6.5-point home underdog but is now getting 8.5 or 9 points throughout Las Vegas.


Jay Cutler stumbles backward into decent Fantasy showing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's stat line looked better than he did in Week 15's loss to the Saints Monday.

Cutler finished with 17 Fantasy points, a solid showing overall, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story. Cutler tossed two touchdowns in the fourth quarter with the Bears mostly out of it, including one with 30 seconds left in the game that put him back in a respectable Fantasy showing.

Cutler has had a mostly disastrous season for the Bears, but he hasn't been a total waste in Fantasy. He has at least 17 Fantasy points in four of his last six games, including a 19-point showing against the Lions in Week 13. He takes on the Lions again in Week 16, and though he isn't a great starting option, he still has some value as a borderline top-10 option. 


Jay Cutler seizes NFL lead in interceptions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's miserable season got worse Monday night in a 31-15 home loss to the Saints. Cutler completed 17 of 31 passes for 194 yards and two meaningless fourth-quarter touchdowns with three interceptions, giving him an NFL-high 18 picks this year.

And he took a seven-sack beating.

Cutler overtook Jaguars rookie Blake Bortles (17 INTs) for the interception lead and has a league-high 24 turnovers. That's more turnovers than 23 NFL teams have committed.

Cutler got picked on the game's first series. His off-target throw deflected off tight end Martellus Bennett, and corner Patrick Robinson made a diving interception. Cutler's other two picks came on a virtual Hail Mary at the end of the first half and an overthrow intended for Alshon Jeffery.

Cutler threw for 56 yards in the first half with a 14.9 passer rating. He broke the shutout early in the fourth quarter, hitting wideout Marquess Wilson for a 1-yard score and Bennett for a 2-point conversion. Cutler threw a 7-yard touchdown to Jeffery with 30 seconds left.

Cutler, who ran once for 20 yards, plays the Lions in Week 16.


Bears OC Aaron Kromer issues public apology to QB Jay Cutler


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer addressed the media and issued a public apology to quarterback Jay Cutler on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kromer denied making comments about the franchise having buyer's remorse about Cutler's contract, but did admit to criticizing Cutler's play to the NFL Network recently.

"I made a very poor decision talking about things outside the building. I recognize I made a mistake," Kromer said.

Following Kromer's press conference, Cutler addressed the media and called it a "dead issue." Cutler also said he thinks it's fair that his future is being questioned by the media. "Whatever happens, we'll talk about that when it happens I guess," he said, per ESPN.

Bears QB Jay Cutler turns in strong game Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler turned in a strong game Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Things may have looked iffy at the start, but Cutler and the Bears showed some life late in the contest. Cutler did manage to strike early, hitting Martellus Bennett on a 12 yard score in the first quarter. He didn't find the end zone again until the fourth quarter. 

With the team down 28, Cutler started the rally. He hit Alshon Jeffery on a 27 yard touchdown strike, and wound up running in a 10 yard touchdown a few series later. With the team still trailing late, Cutler did toss a game-ending interception from the 10 yard line.

Cutler finished 32 of 46 for 341 yards and two passing touchdowns. He threw one interception and had one rushing score. Cutler finished with 9 rushing yards.

He'll look for more week 15 against the Saints.


Bears QB Jay Cutler tosses one score Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a tough game Week 12 against the Bucs. 

Cutler completed 17 of 27 passes for 130 yards and a score. Chicago could not get any big plays going, averaging just 4.8 yards per completion. He also found himself under pressure, and was sacked three times. Cutler also fumbled once, turning the ball over. He did not have any rushing attempts.

Cutler will look for more against the Lions Week 13. 


Bears QB Jay Cutler throws three touchdowns Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tossed three touchdowns Week 11 against the Vikings.

Cutler completed 31 of 43 passes for 330 yards. He was able to hit his receivers deep, averaging 7.6 yards per completion. Cutler was kept clean in the pocket, and was not sacked during the contest. Cutler did throw two interceptions, so it wasn't all good. Still, Cutler had a nice game utilizing the size of his receivers. Alshon Jeffery hauled in a 27 yard score in the second quarter, and Brandon Marshall followed it up with a 44 yard touchdown reception. Marshall would strike again on a 4 yard score later in the game. 

Cutler will look for more Week 12 against the Buccaneers. 


Jay Cutler still searching for answers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is on pace for a career-high in touchdowns this season, but his recent play has left a lot to be desired, as he showed yet again in Week 10.

Cutler is averaging two touchdowns per game this season, but much of that came in the season's first five weeks, when he racked up 13 total scores. In four games since, including Week 10's debacle against the Packers, Cutler has just seven touchdowns, including three games with just one.

The most concerning part about his recent play is that Cutler has had his full complement of weapons available and has still struggled this badly. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was limited badly by an ankle injury through the first five games, but has been a full-go over the last four, which has somehow coincided with Cutler's struggles.

Though the Bears' offensive line has had injury issues, Cutler really doesn't have a lot of excuses at this point. He has struggled against both good and bad pass defenses during this stretch, and just hasn't looked like the quarterback we expected. With a tough matchup on the way in Week 11 against the Vikings, 


Bears could give Cutler more chances to throw outside pocket


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman said after watching plenty of game film during the team's Week 9 bye that the team could start having quarterback Jay Cutler throw more outside the pocket, according to ESPN.

"We’ve talked about all of that over the bye week, and how we can do some different things for him to help him," Trestman said. "We’ll continue to work on that, and see how that goes in the second half."

Trestman explained that having a quarterback throw more while on the run challenges opposing defenses.

"I think it has a residual effect on a lot of different things: the pass rush, on the passing spot, on how it applies to your run game," Trestman said. "Because a lot of times when you’re moving the pocket, it’s relative to a play-action fake or movement of some kind where you’re faking a run, and you’re moving outside the pocket. So there’s a residual effect on pass rush and in the run game when you can do those kinds of things."


Jay Cutler handles tough defense


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) Despite going against a defense that entered the day ranked No. 1 against the pass, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes Week 8 at New England, ending a stretch of two straight games with just one touchdown pass.

And when you consider he had two interceptions in back-to-back games before then, meaning Weeks 4 and 5, you could argue this was his best statistical performance in five games.

Now, the score probably had something to do with it. Because the game was already decided at halftime, when Cutler had just 66 yards and a touchdown, the Patriots were content to give up yardage in the second half so long as they prevented the quick score.

Still, Cutler's Fantasy owners had to be encouraged by the performance against a tough defense after he had underwhelmed the last few weeks. Between Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte, he still has some of the best weapons of any quarterback and will be worth starting more weeks than not going forward.

The Bears are on bye in Week 9 before visiting the Packers in Week 10.


Bears QB Jimmy Clausen sees some time Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen managed to get in the game Week 8 against the Patriots. 

With the Bears down big, Clausen got a chance to lead the offense. He completed one pass for 22 yards. Clausen had five attempts. The Bears are on a bye Week 9. 


Bears QB Jay Cutler contributes late Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bears quarterback Jay Cutler turned in a solid game Week 8 against the Patriots.

Cutler's numbers are more deceptive than they seem. The Bears fell behind by quite a bit early, partially due to Cutler turnovers. With the game out of reach, he managed to toss a couple touchdowns. Cutler finished 20 of 30, with 227 yards and three scores. He tossed one interception and lost a fumble during the game. He also had one scramble for 6 yards.

The Bears are on a bye Week 9.


Jay Cutler stumbles in loss to Dolphins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Consistency has always been the issue for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and his performance Sunday was a good example of that how bad things can get.

After opening the season with multiple touchdowns in each of his first five games, Cutler has just two over the last two games. He completed 61.8 percent of his 34 passes Sunday, but managed just 190 yards through the air in Week 7 against the Dolphins, mostly because he could not get on the same page with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall -- he completed just eight of 17 passes to that duo for 57 yards Sunday. That is obviously not the key to success for him.

When things are going well for Cutler, there is little doubt he can be a strong Fantasy contributor, as he showed in putting up 20-plus Fantasy points in each of his first six games. He will try to get back to that level in Week 8, against a Patriots defense that is surrendering 22.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks over the last four games.