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Mark Sanchez will wear Jay Cutler’s number 6

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When Tim Hightower arrived in San Francisco, he declined No. 21 out of respect for Frank Gore, who wore it before him with the 49ers. When Latavius Murray arrived in Minnesota, he declined No. 28 out of respect for Adrian Peterson, who wore it before him with the Vikings.

But in Chicago, Mark Sanchez will take Jay Cutler’s old number.

The Bears have confirmed that Sanchez will wear the No. 6 jersey, which Cutler has worn for the last eight years in Chicago. Sanchez has previously worn No. 6 with the Jets and Broncos. He wore No. 3 last year with the Cowboys.

Sanchez will back up Mike Glennon this season, so if Glennon is healthy and effective the No. 6 jersey will be seen mostly on the sideline. Still no word on where Cutler may wear the No. 6 this season.

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35 Responses to “Mark Sanchez will wear Jay Cutler’s number 6”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 11, 2017 6:12 PM

    Not great… but… twice as good as Brady Quinn.

  2. bassplucker says: Apr 11, 2017 6:13 PM

    Irregardless your feelings on Jay Cutler, this is a pretty blatant show of disrespect. If there was any question how much John Fox and Ryan Pace hated Jay Cutler, this should remove all doubt.

  3. BillAndTomsAsteriskAdventure says: Apr 11, 2017 6:16 PM

    Somewhere Cutler is pouting on a pile of cash.

  4. wib22 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:18 PM

    Does 6 represent the number of picks he’ll have this season?

  5. crik911 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:18 PM

    I’m a Bears fan, it is really tough to be excited over Butt-Fumbler and Mike Glennon. Are John Fox and Ryan Pace opposed to winning?

  6. ninjapleazee says: Apr 11, 2017 6:33 PM

    Sanchez has been over rated since college. He must do great in interviews.

  7. BIGGSHAUN says: Apr 11, 2017 6:35 PM

    Well, once he throws a soul-crushing pick-6 (if he ever gets the chance) then he’ll be doing the number justice.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 11, 2017 6:37 PM

    FREE ADVICE: NEVER get rid of a quarterback until you find one who is better than the one you want to get rid of

    Chicago fans are so blinded by their hatred of Jay Cutler that they made their team worse.

    QUESTION: Do you know what helps quarterbacks?!?
    ANSWER: High quality depth in wide receivers

  9. jag1959 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:42 PM

    Sinc we know from all the Kaepernick articles that ability has nothing to do with it this is just a another shameless example of how Cutler has been blatantly blackballed for his selfless crusade to preserve the tenets of mediocrity.
    One can only hope in the interest of being equitable there will a myriad of articles to follow on this gross injustice!

  10. zwhateverz says: Apr 11, 2017 6:53 PM

    I’m just amazed honestly that the Bears didn’t retire #6…

  11. chippys lost binky says: Apr 11, 2017 6:56 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Apr 11, 2017 6:37 PM

    QUESTION: Do you know what helps quarterbacks?!?
    ANSWER: High quality depth in wide receivers
    +++++++++++++++

    I think most people would have gone with keeping them intact and upright before getting to the receivers but I could be wrong. Let’s find out. Thumbs up for protection and down for “High quality depth in wide receivers”

  12. cuda1234 says: Apr 11, 2017 7:02 PM

    Isn’t Cutty the Bears’ all-time leading passer and one of their all-time greats? That number should be retired! (Along with the #8 for the last guy to get them to a super bowl – Sexy Rexy Grossman!).

  13. Adrian Beathisson says: Apr 11, 2017 7:06 PM

    zwhateverz says:
    Apr 11, 2017 6:53 PM
    I’m just amazed honestly that the Bears didn’t retire #6…

    The Packers should…..

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 7:06 PM

    … for good luck.

  15. chetlemonbasketcatch says: Apr 11, 2017 7:08 PM

    Mark Sanchez will be wearing Kevin Butler’s number six jersey.. FIXED IT FOR YOU

  16. intrafinesse says: Apr 11, 2017 7:12 PM

    I hope Mark Sanchez gets several starts, to reward Pace and Fox for hiring him.
    🙂

  17. flipola says: Apr 11, 2017 7:36 PM

    I can think of nothing more apropos.

  18. dabears62 says: Apr 11, 2017 8:15 PM

    Glennon and Sanchesz cannot carry Jays lunch bucket!

  19. DitkasHair says: Apr 11, 2017 8:16 PM

    Bassplucker, IRREGARDLESS IS NOT A WORD, ok, got it? Did anyone pay attention in English Grammar class?

  20. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Apr 11, 2017 8:32 PM

    I don’t get it. How can the Bears have two guys in a row wear a number designated for the quarterback position that obviously don’t play the position?

  21. steves11 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:30 PM

    Sanchez actually went to a team where he might have a chance of starting at some point. Raise your hand if you think Mike Glennon is going to start 16 games for the Bears.
    That’s what I thought…..no hands raised.

    As far as any disrespect to Cutler because of wearing his jersey number….it could be that they (Bears management, coaches and fans) didn’t think he deserved any particular respect. Why? Because respect is reserved for winners.

  22. aliveguy24 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:37 PM

    If cutler get a job I’d like to see him wear #2

  23. learysdisciples says: Apr 11, 2017 9:45 PM

    That’s just dirty Sanchez.

  24. lingsun54 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:45 PM

    bassplucker says:
    Apr 11, 2017 6:13 PM
    Irregardless your feelings on Jay Cutler, this is a pretty blatant show of disrespect. If there was any question how much John Fox and Ryan Pace hated Jay Cutler, this should remove all doubt.

    No, it isn’t. Cutler is just a former player. It doesn’t matter who gets his number or when.

  25. riprozelle says: Apr 11, 2017 9:54 PM

    Good decision, Mark. I’m sure that ol’ number 6 still has a bunch of picks left in it.

  26. baldbuc says: Apr 11, 2017 11:38 PM

    Glennon > Cutler

    Calm down Bears fans. I’ve seen every game Glennon has played in. He may not be the next coming of Tom Brady however he will be an upgrade over Cutler.

  27. illumination666 says: Apr 11, 2017 11:39 PM

    Tim Hightower has never worn 21 at any point in his entire career. I don’t know how this is even a story that he turned it down?

  28. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: Apr 12, 2017 12:32 AM

    Alshon gone, Forte gone, B Marsh gone, Glennon starting. Anybody know what the endgame is in CHI? As a Lion’s fan I am very confused

  29. dino2997 says: Apr 12, 2017 12:36 AM

    So depressing that Sanchez is even on the team.

  30. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Apr 12, 2017 5:29 AM

    I think the number 2 would be appropriate for both of them.

  31. jazzawakens says: Apr 12, 2017 7:11 AM

    Well ‘pick 6’ is indeed a thing.

  32. ee00ee says: Apr 12, 2017 9:57 AM

    I didn’t think they’d find a way to downgrade from Cutler, but I stand corrected. Pick 6 rides again!! It’s wonderful this number can help elevate them in draft position again another year. Good times, good times

  33. atthemurph says: Apr 12, 2017 11:30 AM

    #6 – Kevin Butthead
    #6 – Jay Buttface
    #6 – Mark Buttfumble

    I’m sensing a trend.

  34. mrboado says: Apr 13, 2017 10:29 AM

    I feel really bad for Bears fans. But not really. Chicago will probably draft a QB this year or next.

  35. eatme2259 says: Apr 15, 2017 6:39 AM

    wib22 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 6:18 PM
    Does 6 represent the number of picks he’ll have this season?

    /////////////

    Well considering aaron rodgers had 7 picks last year 6 looks pretty good.

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