There aren’t any talks about a contract extension going on at the moment between the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler, a state of affairs that’s just fine with Cutler.
Cutler said Monday that he would prefer to wait until after this year to talk about extending his relationship with the Bears. He has one year left on the five-year extension he signed with the team after Chicago acquired him in a trade with the Broncos and Cutler said his experience negotiating that deal fuels his desire to put off business discussions until after the season comes to an end.
“I don’t want to do (an extension) during the year,” Cutler said, via ESPNChicago.com. “I did it during the year when I first got here, and it didn’t work out that well, and I said I’d never do it again. After the year if they want to talk we can talk. If not, we’ll play out the next year and see how it goes.”
Unless things go seriously off the rails in the next eight weeks, you’d imagine the Bears would be interested in talking extension. Cutler took the Bears to the NFC Championship Game two years ago, had them in good position for another playoff push before getting hurt last year and the team is 7-1 at the midway point of this season. His play hasn’t always been stellar, but it’s a results business and those results have been very good for a quarterback looking for a new contract.