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Report: Jay Cutler expected to miss 2-3 weeks

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Head coach John Fox of the Chicago Bears talks with quarterback  Jay Cutler in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles  at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Getty Images

When Bears coach John Fox discussed quarterback Jay Cutler’s injured right thumb on Tuesday, he said that the quarterback doesn’t need to have surgery right now and deemed the quarterback “day-to-day” when it came to how long he’d be out of the lineup.

Recent history with Bears injuries has shown that Fox is fond of using that description for most injuries that don’t reach the season-ending level, but a report from outside the organization suggests that it will be a little while before Cutler is back in the lineup.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cutler is expected to miss two or three weeks as a result of the sprained thumb that forced him out of Monday’s loss to the Eagles. Rapoport adds that how Cutler’s thumb responds over the next few days will provide further information about how that timeline will set up.

Brian Hoyer will take over in the starting lineup until Cutler is ready to return. The Bears don’t have a third quarterback on the active roster, but former Eagle and Cardinal Matt Barkley is on the practice squad.

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15 Responses to “Report: Jay Cutler expected to miss 2-3 weeks”
  1. Indybear says: Sep 21, 2016 7:19 AM

    Maybe that will give the O line enough time to get their act together. Better to have Hoyer back there taking a beating during their learning curve, but they are going to need a decent back up for him, too. It’s ugly right now. Real Bears never give up.

  2. bears5683 says: Sep 21, 2016 7:39 AM

    They’ll start 0-4 and end up 6-10 so they can’t draft a franchise QB.

  3. KIR says: Sep 21, 2016 7:41 AM

    10-6 and being competitive every year…. Sorry, it’s just not good enough. Bwhahahaha

  4. bassplucker says: Sep 21, 2016 7:53 AM

    Meh. At 0-2 the Bears aren’t exactly tearing things up so why not see what Hoyer or even Barkley can do for awhile. Until they fix the OL (benching Massie would be a good start) and improve gameplans and playcalling, it won’t much matter who’s under center so no need to rush #6 back IMO.

  5. kabasaman says: Sep 21, 2016 8:35 AM

    Who cares. As a Bears fan I’m sick of Jay Cutler. The guy just doesn’t seem to care. The only time I’ve ever seen the man smile is when he can’t play. The Bears are Cursed by this doom and gloom quarterback.

  6. billjoseph2014 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM

    I feel sorry for the Bears because of all the other injuries this year, but I can’t feel sorry that Cutler isn’t playing. His absence highlights the fact the Bears haven’t done anything to find and groom a young quarterback to carry them into the future. Same old, same old from the McCaskey’s . . . . . running this franchise into the dirt.

  7. tyjmey says: Sep 21, 2016 9:56 AM

    I can’t wait to watch that QB they drafted finally get some snaps…oh wait…

  8. cuda1234 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:51 AM

    And now all the idiots who think the Bears should ‘move on’ from smokin’ Jay will get to see exactly what that looks like.

  9. pete2112 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:00 AM

    It’s getting hard watching this team year after year go out there and not have their act together. As bad as last season was, Cutler had a decent season and seemed to have gotten away from his bad habit of throwing costly picks, but that seems to have come back with a vengeance. I’m usually one to defend Cutler, but let’s face it, he’s 33 years old and I can’t see him getting all that much better at this point in his career, bad thumb or not. This team is not a win now team so it’s time to start thinking about the future and getting themselves a QB in the draft.
    I can’t see Hoyer surviving too many hits with the lack of protection this O line offers.
    This sad Bears fan has already written off this season.

  10. iowahbr says: Sep 21, 2016 11:15 AM

    My guess is the majority of posters here would like to see Jay on the sideline for the next 17 weeks. After his stint here in Chicago we are just as over him as Denver was a long time ago.

    His replacements might be worse but at least there is a glimmer of hope. We know what Jay will deliver for sure and his replacements can’t be any worse that he was this past Sunday night.

  11. purpleguy says: Sep 21, 2016 12:01 PM

    Can’t say Cutler’s performance and injury is all that surprising, as by now, the guy is what he is, which is an average but strong-armed NFL QB that produces an occasional awesome game surrounded by twice as many bad ones. However, I thought the Bears’ D would be much better this year — must be the injuries.

  12. firejerry says: Sep 21, 2016 12:28 PM

    After 2 games…..I am looking at a top 5 draft pick, however the Bears suck at drafting….we are doomed forever.

  13. thevza says: Sep 21, 2016 1:49 PM

    Phil Emery’s legacy grows worse every year. He resigned Cutler to mega bucks when he could easily have brought back McCown for a few years and drafted Derek Carr, all of which would have saved the franchise much money. This is what I was foolishly hoping the Bears would do back in ’13.
    Jerry Angelo is somehow looking better these days.

  14. greenmtnboy31 says: Sep 21, 2016 2:25 PM

    And now all the idiots who think the Bears should stick with a loser like Cutler have learned that Cutler is a loser and is not the answer. I’d take RG1.5 over this loser.

  15. rvz22 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:07 PM

    Cutler ain’t the problem with this team. A clueless GM and out of touch coach are their biggest concerns. The O-line should have been a top priority, the only reason they aren’t worse off is because they got a preseason gift from GB. Maybe there are some folks riding the bench that will finally step up in the coming weeks but I’m not holding my breath.

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