After what he’s been through the last year with the Bears, nothing will surprise quarterback Jay Cutler.
So if being benched and getting his job back a week later won’t do it, neither would a good housecleaning.
“I think you’ve just got to prepare yourself that anything can happen — that’s kind of what I’m prepared for,” Cutler said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I mean, everyone could stay. Everyone could get axed. You just never know what direction it’s going to go. You have to stay open-minded and know that things happen for a reason.”
Whether Marc Trestman makes it to a third season seems dubious. General Manager Phil Emery’s future is also in doubt.
And Cutler’s own fate is directly tied to those two.
“Coaches could leave. Players could leave. I could leave,” Cutler said. “That’s part of it. . . .
“You’ve got to expect the least expected. Hopefully we make it through the next couple days without something else happening. You never know, though.”
“Yeah, it’s a different season. It’s a weird season. A lot of things have happened. A lot of things haven’t gone our way for numerous reasons.”
Of course, whoever’s sorting out those reasons might decide Cuter’s one of the reasons. And he’s seen enough lately to know he can’t really control that.