Count Jay Cutler among the quarterbacks who do not want to be in the same huddle as Terrell Owens.
Cutler told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune that he thinks Owens is “pretty good,” but that he doesn’t view him as a good fit in the Bears’ offense.
“T.O. is a pretty good player, but for this system . . . I don’t know how he would fit in,” Cutler said. “Our receiver position, I think, is one of the strengths of the team. I think there are other needs that we could have addressed if we didn’t go that direction.”
With new offensive coordinator Mike Martz in Chicago, there’s a new playbook for Cutler and his receivers to learn. But while that playbook will feature plenty of sets with three or four receivers on the field at a time, Cutler doesn’t think there’s any need for Owens to be added to the receivers already on the roster.
“We’re going to use a lot of receivers this year,” Cutler said. “They’re learning the system, just like I am.”