In his press availability today, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced that Jay Cutler would be unavailable this week against the St. Louis Rams. After saying that, Trestman was quick to point out that this was not an indication that Cutler was being replaced by Josh McCown as the team’s starting quarterback.
“Jay is the QB of our football team and Josh is our backup quarterback. The three of us all know that. That hasn’t changed.”
The Bears currently sit at 6-5 and with McCown at the helm, were able to beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime yesterday. McCown was also under center when the Bears beat the Green Bay Packers and in their loss to the Washington where the team scored 41 points and lost.
All of this has prompted discussion not only that McCown might be better for the Bears this year, but also as to whether the Bears should perhaps allow Cutler to walk in free agency and run with McCown and another quarterback, presumably one picked in the NFL Draft. Trestman came out in staunch support of Cutler and the Bears are hoping he can get fully healthy so he can come back and potentially help the Bears make a push into the playoffs.