Bears sign Jay Cutler to 7-year deal

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The Bears have signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract, general manager Phil Emery announced Thursday at Halas Hall.

“We’re very excited to have Jay for the long term,” Emery said. “He battled through the tough times and kept fighting.”

After reciting some of Cutler’s statistics, Emery said,  “I see improvement in his ball security, distribution to his targets and a transformation in his demeanor as a leader.”

The team also has signed corneback Tim Jennings and guard Matt Slauson, Emery said.

In all, 28 players had contracts that will expire in March, leaving Emery and coach Marc Trestman to adjust their blueprint for how to build and overhaul the roster to improve on the season’s 8-8 record.
Details to come.

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  • dissapointed

    WOW! This is absolutely unacceptable… We have to deal with Jay Cutler and his bi polar episodes for 7 more years! I thought the Chicago Bears organization was tired of losing? Guess not! because losing is what we will be good at the next 7 years or atleast until Cutler realizes that the Chicago Bears is not a 2 man team.

  • Lil Irish

    Emery is an IDIOT. Cutler is (and has been) all used up since he' was diagnosed with diabetes (and the Broncos [how are they doing now??]) got rid of him. The uneven blood sugar levels are obviously affecting his vision and thinking. I'm done with the Bears organization. I only hope that Peppers, Briggs, Tillman, Forte, Jeffries, and Marshall can get the heck out of it.

  • retiredinaz1

    Oh my gosh! What the heck are the Bears thinking about? The team is now done for…..just watch….Cutler will only play a max of two seasons before being benched because of his whining, his injuries, etc…….yet he is guaranteed $50 million??????? What a New Year's joke this is!!!!

  • Tired of wa$te

    Re-signed him and with a Guaranteed $50 million??!! Not one dime of my hard earned $$ will be spent on the Bears. What a joke! It's going to be a loooooong 7 years.

  • Zak

    Remember how over the last 2 or 3 or 4 years how when you watched Jay drop back with that confused/frightened look on his face and you thought that one of these seasons he'd really blossom and become the player that the Bears THOUGHT they were getting from the Broncos back a half a decade or so ago? Now he has absolutely no reason to be any better than he has been because he bass 18 million reasons to just step back and fall to the ground instead of running outside of the pocket or diving for that first down. Most athletes work very hard until they get that one very big, fat contract – very few put out that effort afterwards. I have a feeling Jay will fall into the latter category, because now he has millions of reasons to not work very hard at all.

  • Guest

    Cutler is a joke! The Bears are now a joke! A great QB is not worth that much….why are the Bears throwing away their money for a QB with so many issues……he will whine his way out of the first season and the front office will limp away with their tail between their legs, and their wallets $50,000,000 lighter!
    Switching my lifelong dedication to the Bears now as cannot "bear' to watch this fiasco for 7 years.