The Bears’ quarterbacks coach says his quarterback is highly coachable.
Matt Cavanaugh, the former NFL quarterback and longtime assistant who is heading into his second season as the quarterbacks coach of the Bears, says he loves what Jay Cutler has done in continuing to grow in coach Marc Trestman’s offense.
“I’ve seen incredible progress,” Cavanaugh told CSNChicago.com. “When we got in here last year and evaluated him we had a real good conversation with him about certain things that every quarterback should do. We said, ‘Jay it might not be natural, but we want you to try it.’ And he did. To his credit, he’s taken every suggestion we’ve given and he’s embraced it. From how he holds the ball to how he lines up in the ‘gun pre-snap to how he drops back, to his throwing base to his follow-through. Every little fundamental we’ve talked to him about, he’s embraced, and it’s like night and day.”
Considering the financial investment they made on his new contract, the Bears need Cutler to keep making progress. Trestman, Cavanaugh and the rest of the offensive coaching staff are going to succeed or fail with Cutler leading the way.