Jun 11, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler Not Distracted By Contract Talks


Jay Cutler was looking for a contract extension. The two sides were discussing a contract discussion until they hired new head coach Marc Trestman. Now those talks have seemingly come to a halt.

“I haven’t thought about it in a while, actually,” Cutler said on ESPN Chicago 1000. “I’ll probably address it once in training camp, once before the season and that’s kind of it. I’m not going to talk about it.

“That stuff takes care of itself. As long as we’re winning football games and I’m playing well, hopefully they keep me around. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll see how it plays out. I’m not going to be distracted by it. I can’t worry about it. I’ve been in this league long enough. I’ve seen guys come and guys go. It will work out the way it’s supposed to work out.”

But Trestman has been known for his work with many quarterbacks who played well under his tutelage. For instance Rich Gannon while he was with the Oakland Raiders. It is that ability that could help Cutler succeed and play better than he has before. That could actually work out to benefit Cutler.

“It’s been good,” Cutler said of learning Trestman. “We’ve had a good relationship, a good base. It’s going to grow from here. But he’s an offensive guy, he understands the quarterback position, he understands the pressure we’re under, he understands how to make it easier for us. He’ll hold everybody accountable, not just offensively, but defensively he goes and meets with those guys.

“He’s just change. We have a lot of change around that building, so it’s not always a bad thing. So guys have to adapt to it and go with the flow and figure things out on the run.”

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