Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler will return as Bears starter once healthy


On Monday Night Football, Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown lit up a a putrid Dallas Cowboys defense to give his team a blowout victory. McCown has played stellar since taking over as the starter for an injured Jay Cutler and many people are wondering whether or not McCown has done enough to hang on to the starting job.

Unfortunately for McCown, Bears head coach Marc Trestman is still committed to Jay Cutler as the starter and he reiterated the fact that Cutler will return as the No. 1 quarterback once he is healthy enough to return.

“There’s no change in the plan,” Trestman said, via ESPN. “We’ll see where Jay is this week. He’ll have to be released by the doctors. When Jay is ready to play, he’ll be playing. When (Cutler) is good to go and can have a full week of practice, he’ll be our quarterback.”

It’s unfortunate for McCown, who has certainly earned the starting job, but it’s the way the NFL works. It is not often that you see a player lose their job to injury, especially one at such a key position.

However, the Bears need to win out and get some help if they would like to make the postseason, so Trestman could be making a risky move by ruining the chemistry that the Bears offense currently has.

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