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The Jay Cutler era in Chicago is over.

As expected, the Bears are cutting Cutler. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cutler and the Bears talked today and both agreed it was for the best.

By cutting Cutler, the Bears clear $14 million off their 2017 salary cap. He’ll still cost them $2 million against the cap this season.

Mike Glennon is expected to sign with the Bears today and become their starting quarterback, at least for the short term. Cutler will now hit free agency and hope he can find a quarterback-needy team willing to give him one more chance to be a starter, somewhere.

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  1. garypagetwo says: Mar 9, 2017 1:38 PM


  2. kabasaman says: Mar 9, 2017 1:39 PM

    Thank God..

  3. jakehoyt says: Mar 9, 2017 1:39 PM

    49er fans, your new QB

  4. azbearsfan says: Mar 9, 2017 1:39 PM

    I remember how excited I was when the Bears traded for him. What a let down.

  5. hawkwind8 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:39 PM

    Uh Oh. Introducing the newest Washington Redskin!

  6. sabrastang says: Mar 9, 2017 1:40 PM

    “Cutler will not hit free agency”? Do you guys have an editor?

  7. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 9, 2017 1:40 PM

    Congrats Bears Fans, you have suffered long enough!

  8. santamoss says: Mar 9, 2017 1:40 PM

    Say what you will about Cutler, still better than half the starting QBs in the NFL. He will land on his feet.

  9. uglydingo says: Mar 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.

  10. scoops1 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    GB fans will miss you…..

    Thanks for everything!!!!

  11. ryder09 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    should had happened the day after he got a little boo boo on his leg and couldnt finish the rest of the nfc championship game.

  12. xargscutgrep says: Mar 9, 2017 1:43 PM

    Best of luck Jay.

  13. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 9, 2017 1:43 PM

    Cutler sucks. End of story. Former 1st Rounder, don’t forget that.

  14. couchbasher says: Mar 9, 2017 1:43 PM

    Come to the Browns!!!

  15. bradspace says: Mar 9, 2017 1:44 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you your next starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. For weeks 1-3, & 12-13.

  16. redlikethepig says: Mar 9, 2017 1:45 PM

    Terrible team killing personality.

  17. crush22 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    Smokin’ Jay!

  18. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    Go join Vince Young in Canada…you pouting bum.

  19. ee00ee says: Mar 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    On behalf of Lions fans everywhere I feel comfortable expressing how sorry we are to see him leave. His play always elevated those around him… wearing opposing uniforms.

  20. 6ball says: Mar 9, 2017 1:47 PM

    All Chicago bartenders are to report to work 1 hr early.

  21. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Mar 9, 2017 1:47 PM

    The biggest enigma since Jeff George.

  22. riflemanlax says: Mar 9, 2017 1:48 PM

    Filed under D for ‘Duh.’

  23. floriosnuts says: Mar 9, 2017 1:48 PM

    Mister Cutler, the Jets are on line 5 offering you 20 mill a year. This guy has NJY cluster-fudge written all over him.

  24. reverend5150 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:48 PM

    I think I just heard all of Chicago sigh from 300 miles away

  25. sugarbearhamilton says: Mar 9, 2017 1:48 PM

    His “I can’t believe I’m on the Jets” scowl is going to be epic.

  26. dal1as says: Mar 9, 2017 1:49 PM

    I cannot see anyone wanting this guy. He just acts like he really does not want to be there. (There meaning anywhere near a football field). He has no passion and is quick to pull himself out for any injury.

  27. blowpackblow says: Mar 9, 2017 1:52 PM

    The NFC North will miss you Jay!

  28. newjerseygiants says: Mar 9, 2017 1:52 PM

    The Jets are calling and calling and calling and calling. Better pick it up!

  29. geriatriclounge says: Mar 9, 2017 1:52 PM

    There are players with good skills and win
    there are players with good skills and lose
    that makes them a loser…and that was Jay Cutler…who was never a winner any where in the Pro’s

  30. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    The Jets will sign him before the weekend is over.

  31. tlishus says: Mar 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    with attached picture, channeling Rodney Dangerfield

  32. wamj2008 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    “The Bears have their best quarterback since Sid Luckman!”

  33. corkspop says: Mar 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    Bills. Compete for the starting job. Take the back-up job gracefully if you must.

  34. bassplucker says: Mar 9, 2017 1:56 PM

    $14 mil more in cap space should come in handy to shore up the Bears’ bad pass defense and/or help replace Alshon.

    It’s really too bad with Cutler. Generational physical tools but never had the “it” factor that separates reasonably capable starters from the elite franchise players. He just came up small in too many critical situations over the years.

    Whether he keeps playing or retires, he’s in a good place life-wise. He has a a huge bank account, a hot wife and healthy kids, and pretty good health considering the beatings he took with the Bears on top of his diabetes. And if his legacy is one of chronic underachievement I really don’t think it will bother him that much.

  35. tyelee says: Mar 9, 2017 1:56 PM

    Mike Glennon will make the Bears interesting this season just seeing how this plays out… He showed signs of starter under a poor HC and a poor offense….

    Just needs a true chance to develop and Tampa is notorious for releasing true talent that become probowlers elsewhere!

  36. citizenstrange says: Mar 9, 2017 1:58 PM

    It’s a weird situation because Cutler probably isn’t worth any significant starter money but … with all his starting experience would seem to be a great option as a back up but …. kind of isn’t that film room gym rat type you like in a backup.

    That said IMO he would be an improvement over Sanchez in Dallas.

  37. dawoger says: Mar 9, 2017 1:58 PM

    The lavender lucies in minisoda are the sole team in the Norse division the had a winning record against. Here’s hoping he’s signed by a team that plays mn in ’17’.

  38. streetyson says: Mar 9, 2017 1:58 PM

    Browns? No, more likely the Jets.

  39. jgedgar70 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:59 PM

    (Said in the voice of Kent Brockman, the newscaster on The Simpsons) “This barely qualifies as news.”

  40. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Mar 9, 2017 2:00 PM

    Maybe he can backup Vince Young in Saskatchewan

  41. purplepride11 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:00 PM

    I could see cutler going to the Texans.

  42. QB Film Room says: Mar 9, 2017 2:04 PM

    FA QB Order

    1. Romo
    2. Cutler
    3. Foles
    Everybody Else

    Blaine Gabbert, Ponder, Mark Sanchez will never be on an NFL team ever again.

  43. chargerdillon says: Mar 9, 2017 2:04 PM

    Historically he’s the best QB they’ve ever had.

    Meaning the Bears have never had any good quarterbacks.

  44. learysdisciples says: Mar 9, 2017 2:05 PM

    After Glennon gets two seasons full of dirt in his face, he will get run out of town.

  45. mongo3401 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:07 PM

    Jets jetsjetsjets

  46. tformation says: Mar 9, 2017 2:08 PM

    Enjoy Cleveland, Jay. You’ve earned it.

  47. Big Ant TV says: Mar 9, 2017 2:09 PM

    i wouldnt mind him in cleveland he has the arm for that weather in nov-dec but cant take any hits

  48. doe22us says: Mar 9, 2017 2:09 PM

    Shoot if Schaub is still in the league, he shouldn’t find an issue getting a starting gig…

  49. nflpoker says: Mar 9, 2017 2:09 PM

    Tell us something we don’t already know.

  50. xpensivewinos says: Mar 9, 2017 2:10 PM

    Even with Schlumpy’s chin buried in his chest, he’s still an upgrade at the position based on what other teams are rolling out there. Yikes!

  51. mlhigh says: Mar 9, 2017 2:10 PM

    Looza. Doesn’t care about the game, his team or teammates. So glad he is not my QB!

  52. atomicwaste says: Mar 9, 2017 2:12 PM

    Wow maybe I’ll actually enjoy watching my team next year…

  53. westcoastchowd says: Mar 9, 2017 2:12 PM

    Whoa. Didn’t see this one coming.

  54. badmoonrison says: Mar 9, 2017 2:13 PM

    The market is drying up quick for Krappernick. He’s comparable to Cutler Id say.

  55. bombacim says: Mar 9, 2017 2:13 PM

    Bears fans are so fkucking dumb sometimes. Mike Freaking Glennon is not better than Jay Cutler. Nothing is ever good enough and they, I am a bears fan btw, just want the next new toy to come in. Until he isn’t good enough.

  56. buttfumbles says: Mar 9, 2017 2:13 PM

    Never liked Cutler.

  57. lingsun54 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:14 PM

    I’d like to see him go to the Chiefs.

  58. arwiv says: Mar 9, 2017 2:15 PM

    Cutler might be able to sling it better than half the qb’s in the league but I dont think he’s overall better than half of them. A top 16 starting QB is definitely worth 16 mill. If he was that good the Bears wouldnt be cutting him.

  59. logast says: Mar 9, 2017 2:19 PM

    I can’t see Washington or San Fran for Cutler. I could see Houston or Jacksonville being a landing spot for him.

  60. nfloracle says: Mar 9, 2017 2:23 PM

    From watching Fox with the Panthers for close to ten years, I wonder if he sees in Glennon a competent game manager with a work ethic similar to Jake Delhomme’s?

    I’m just speculating… this is another weird roster move, and I’m trying to get handle on it.

  61. phillyrick22 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:28 PM

    Thank you for all the interceptions!

  62. teal379 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:33 PM

    There goes 3 INTs a year for the Packer D.

  63. magnumpimustache says: Mar 9, 2017 2:37 PM

    Bears fans.

    You will be very happy with Mike Glennon.

  64. terminalmancer says: Mar 9, 2017 2:37 PM

    Much as I enjoyed the Pack’s games against Same Old Jay, I’m not sure Glennon is really an upgrade. It’s going to be an interesting year for the Bears fans…

  65. meltuckersfreerelease says: Mar 9, 2017 2:39 PM

    I have to say, the fault cuts both ways.

    Cutler was suboptimal in several very visible ways. And he’s somewhat cursed by and overconfident in a great arm. But the Bears were a crap franchise that couldn’t come close to putting the support team together.

    Now, unfortunately think Cutty has some “Bulger Syndrome”. Banged up, and I don’t think he really wants to play anymore, but who can walk away from this kind of bread.

    Mike Glennon? Whatevs. Maybe he’s the second coming of Jim Miller. We’ll see. I think Opie Pace’s seat heater has been turned up a notch.

  66. bombacim says: Mar 9, 2017 2:42 PM

    Thank you Jay for being the best QB this franchise has ever seen. – True bears fan.

  67. boisestatewhodat says: Mar 9, 2017 2:52 PM

    Cutler has always been overrated. Hasn’t won anything, not even a bowl game in college. Yes, he’s got an arm…that along doesn’t cut it. Off to the sunset with you.

  68. halfcentaur says: Mar 9, 2017 2:54 PM

    I always think of that South Park episode when he was still in Denver

    “Hey its Jay Cutler! Nice to meet you! I mean you kinda suck, but my dad says you might be good one day!”

  69. tuongotsriracha says: Mar 9, 2017 2:54 PM

    So let me get this straight. The Bears won’t pay Cutler $14M, but will pay Mike Glennon $15M?

  70. kenmasters34 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:59 PM

    Hmmm, I think I would prefer Jay for $14M than Mike Glennon.

  71. a1b24312 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:25 PM

    I can easily see this guy going to NE. Might fit in well.

  72. bearssuck says: Mar 9, 2017 3:31 PM

    What a bum.

  73. tomtravis76 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:36 PM

    He would actually be a perfect fit with the Skins for a season or 2 . Trade Cousins for picks, use picks to try and get Watson to be the understudy.

  74. bassplucker says: Mar 9, 2017 3:36 PM

    If anyone is wondering… yes, his last pass as a Bear was intercepted.

  75. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 9, 2017 3:48 PM

    What you think Chi-town? Thumbs up for good, thumbs down for bad.

  76. mysterytonite says: Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM

    Chicago is one of those teams who have never had a great let alone a good qb. All mediocre options, you have to go way back to Sid luckman as an elite option when the league was running single wing.

    Cutler isn’t worth the hassle, that draft class of 03 was a disaster: young, Leinart and cutler.

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