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Jay Cutler isn’t expecting a contract extension before next season

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The Bears got quarterback Jay Cutler a new left tackle and a new tight end on Tuesday, a pair of additions that are enough for Cutler right now.

During an interview on ESPN 100 in Chicago, Cutler said that he is excited about the additions of Jermon Bushrod and Martellus Bennett before discussion turned to the fact that his contract expires after the 2013 season. Cutler said that he feels like he has enough on his plate to keep him occupied without thinking about an extension he doesn’t expect to get before the Bears get back on the field.

“Yeah, I think that’s probably the way we’re headed,” Cutler said. “We haven’t really talked about anything. We’re upgrading in certain positions and I don’t think we’re really in position to do my deal. But like I said, [general manager Phil Emery] has a plan worked out, so we’ll just have to see what happens. But I’m perfectly comfortable in the situation I’m in, and if we go into it with just this last year, then so be it. I’ll play it out and we’ll see what happens at the end of the year.”

This approach worked out well for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in 2012. The upgrades that the Bears have already made to their offense bode well for Cutler’s chances of making lightning strike twice and the team still has time to do more to help put their quarterback in the best possible position to succeed.

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32 Responses to “Jay Cutler isn’t expecting a contract extension before next season”
  1. hyzers says: Mar 13, 2013 12:21 PM

    I’m surprised he would expect a contract extension at all, ever.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 13, 2013 12:23 PM

    Top 5 QBs in professional football – Robert Griffin, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethelisberger, Matthew Stafford and Andy Dalton.

  3. wludford says: Mar 13, 2013 12:23 PM

    “Jay Cutler isn’t expecting a contract extension before next season”

    Yeah, don’t hold your breath then either buddy.

  4. louiespoon says: Mar 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    Ball out and like you did those first 10 games of 2011 and you’ll get paid….

  5. WatchThis says: Mar 13, 2013 12:35 PM

    The only thing keeping Bears in games is D.

  6. leo133074 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:42 PM

    Cutler is elite. He will do what flacco did and get paid.

  7. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    It’s a fair assessment. He deserves a shot at earning an extension when he has the right pieces around him.

    I don’t think he’s been given a fair shake. When he first came hear he had no weapons and a poor offensive line. Two years later he gets a weapon and a year later he gets an offensive line and a actual Head Coach that cares about him.

    Now if he fails this season, there’s no excuse.

  8. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    WatchThis says:
    Mar 13, 2013 12:35 PM
    The only thing keeping Bears in games is D.
    _________________________

    What’s your point? That can be said for just about every game in Chicago Bears history.

    But, the difference in the last few years is we have an offense that, when the defense gives them the ball in the redzone, they have a better shot at actually putting up more than a field goal. As opposed to previous years where we just turn it right back over.

  9. whatnojets says: Mar 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    I thought Da Bears cut this guy last month!?!?

  10. richardmb52 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:52 PM

    Jeez with the lousy protection he’s had i’m surprised by all the negitive comments, and don’t forget it wasn’t just the protection it was the fact that most time’s it was like there was no blocking at all just a straight line to him. I still think he’s a top 10 quarterback. Of course i’m not a professional writer or scout , just someone who watched all his games and saw him getting killed almost everytime he droped back.

  11. trollaikman8 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:52 PM

    The defense won every game last season.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:53 PM

    Career journeyman QB with a pedestrian 7 year 84 rating and 1 playoff win against a sub .500 team.

    But the meatheads think that this will be the year that he finally breaks out. Just like Devin Hester.

  13. moeman79 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:07 PM

    hold on, did you ever see a game while cutler was hurt? no qb could play with that mess of a offence IDC if god was the OC, in two years phil emery has made every move to build a team unlike JA, for all you haters do you realise that Jay has broken most chicago qb records in the short time he has been a bear? crap 3 seasons Devin Hester was the number one or Roy Williams yhea Joe montana couldn’t win on those teams, We made it to the NFC champ. game with the number one worst o-line in the league. One thing i have never heard jay ever do is complain about money or contracts.

  14. butkusrules says: Mar 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    The fact that almost every poster criticizing the idea that Cutler is worth resigning is either a Vikings , Packers or Lions fan makes me feel even better about Cutler. Thanks.

  15. bla bla bla says: Mar 13, 2013 1:13 PM

    Cutler’s like cauliflower… no matter how much you tell me about its benefits, I’m still not going to like it.

  16. jrock3x8 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:13 PM

    jay is not elite and neither is joe. just win the damn trophy and get paid.

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:14 PM

    butkusrules says: Mar 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    “The fact that almost every poster criticizing the idea that Cutler is worth resigning is either a Vikings , Packers or Lions fan makes me feel even better about Cutler. Thanks.”

    Umm, these were the same good folks that tried in vain to clue you meatheads in on how bad Grossman was.

  18. watson350 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:15 PM

    Jay>Flacco should get part ownership compared to Joe deal

  19. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 1:39 PM

    The minute I saw the headline I knew the haters from GB, MN, and Detroit would crawl out of their holes to bash Jay some more…My favorite, though, was from logicalvoice and his Top 5 QBs.

    Stafford? Really? Dude with a 17-28 career W-L record and 82.8 rating? Uh-huh.

    And while RG3 and Dalton have started out their careers decently enough, no way they rank in the
    Top 5.

    Is Jay Cutler a Top 5 QB? No, but I’d put him in the Top 10…And now that the Bears are finally putting the right players around him on offense, with an offensive-minded HC and an OC who knows what he’s doing, I believe Jay will finally realize his potential.

  20. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 1:42 PM

    “Umm, these were the same good folks that tried in vain to clue you meatheads in on how bad Grossman was.” – filthymcnasty1

    We already knew.

  21. gbmickey says: Mar 13, 2013 1:46 PM

    it appears by the comments by bear posters that the offense needs an all pro line for Cutler to finally live up to expectations. He didnt have this didnt have that. Who had a worse offensive line last year not to mention no rb the Bears or Pack? Which qb led the league once again in passing while the other needs to have continued excuses made for him?

  22. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    @gbmickey:

    Your guy is the best QB in the league, so it stands to reason he has been successful…Jay is not Aaron Rodgers, but he is talented enough to have won 29 of his last 42 starts while establishing himself as one of the top QBs in Bears history. (Sadly, there’re only 3 of them, but still…)

    Folks call Stafford elite because he puts up yardage, but his career stats are very similar to Jay’s #s since joining the Bears.

    I am not making excuses for Jay because I feel he has been a good QB for us…But if you fix the o-line (still work to be done there) and give him a real TE like Bennett, he should be even better.

  23. lovef111 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:08 PM

    gbmickey:

    Yes, Rodgers is special. We know that, too. But you can’t discount the fact Rodgers’ #4 option would have been at least Bears’ #2; #1 before Marshall got there. Culter has played in 3 different offensive systems in 4 years. How much time has Rodgers had to get familiar with his system, philosophy, and receivers? I know he’s better than Cutler but the reason Cutler gets “excuses” made is they’re not really excuses. They’re reasons.

  24. louiespoon says: Mar 13, 2013 2:13 PM

    All this is with a patchwork O line….

    2009- Ron Turner as OC, Forte hurting his knee early in the season, Olsen his best receiver, Hester caught the most passes at 57, Knox just shy of 1K yards and the other Devin (Aromashodu) the tallest receiver

    2010- Martz the OC, Olsen fazed and Hester fazed out of the receiving corps, Knox getting less plays called took too long to start running with a healthy Forte

    2011- Martz again took too long handing the ball off, Olsen gone for Roy Williams, Hester fazed out more, Knox career ending injury

    2012-Tice is new to calling plays and still took too long getting the running game going, brick hands Kellen Davis missing opportunities, Hester losing focus with Bennett and A. Jeff not being able to stay healthy.

  25. marktroy says: Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    As a life long Packer fan, I hope Jay Cutler remains the Bears quarterback for years to come.
    I am sorry that Lovie has been replaced also…

  26. chi01town says: Mar 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    the season hasnt even started yet and packers fans are scared of Cutler because they know he will have better protection and more Weapons. plus the system will change so Dom Capers wont know how to stop them.

  27. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 9:17 PM

    marktroy says: Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    “As a life long Packer fan, I hope Jay Cutler remains the Bears quarterback for years to come.”

    As a life-long Bears fan, I agree with you, especially now that we have a GM dedicated to building the offense around him, and a new HC and OC who know how to run an efficient, high-powered passing attack.

    “I am sorry that Lovie has been replaced also…”

    I’m not, but something tells me you’re gonna be even sorrier when the Bears reverse recent history and teach your team and its fans some humility.

  28. dino2997 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:02 AM

    Cutler deserves every dime he gets in his new contract. Hopefully the Bears sign him long term.

    As for all of the haters. You want a cookie?

  29. chi01town says: Mar 14, 2013 11:31 AM

    All Jay Cutler do is WIN he was 10-6
    in a season where he didnt make it too the playoffs. Year after year Cutler finds a way too WIN. 4 system changes in 5 years BUT Cutler WINS 10 games or more each season. Chicago will pay him and he will beat greenbay this season

  30. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 14, 2013 12:08 PM

    larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 9:17 PM

    marktroy says: Mar 13, 2013 2:20 PM

    “I am sorry that Lovie has been replaced also…”

    “I’m not, but something tells me you’re gonna be even sorrier when the Bears reverse recent history and teach your team and its fans some humility.”

    In truth, it is inevitable. One of these years the Bears will finally beat the Packers again. And the streets of Chicago will be filled with joy.

    But until then, the Bears still suck.

  31. chi01town says: Mar 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    Tell Dom Capers that his rain over
    the Chicago offense is OVER now he has to coach against a real offensive mind. Cutler will have time and weapons this season. Marshall.. Forte.. Jeffrey..Bennett and now TE Bennett….. cant wait first game against that weak defense in Greenbay. Its Chicago’s turn this season

  32. krob89 says: Jul 30, 2013 8:02 PM

    okay so anybody who wants to hate on Jay Cutler Chicago Bears quarterback just needs to be quiet. Because the fact of the matter is Jay Cutler is the best Chicago Bears quarterback since Jim McMahon end of story no debate no discussion thanks have a nice day.

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