Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the second of their game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler will start on Sunday vs Cleveland Browns

With the team controlling their own playoff fate in these last three games of the season, the Chicago Bears will roll with Jay Cutler.

Cutler returned to practiced earlier today and appeared to be doing just fine. There were no signs of him favoring the ankle or the groin injury he suffered against the Washington Redskins earlier in the year.

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman and backup quarterback Josh McCown both acknowledged that Jay Cutler is the starting quarterback for this team. They both knew he would become the team’s number one quarterback whenever he was cleared to play.

The numbers between both Cutler and McCown this year are identical. The only difference between the two are the interceptions. Cutler has seven more than McCown even though Josh has been given some breaks by defenders who were unable to keep their hands on the ball.

This Sunday’s game will be another tough welcome back for Cutler. Remember, he only took about a week or two off after having groin surgery and suffered a high ankle sprain against the Detroit Lions.

A game that they should have won or would have won if McCown had started.

If he would have just sat out one more game instead of rushing it, Chicago’s playoff chances would be better than they are right now. They pretty much need to win the last three games of the season.

One loss could close the door on their playoff hopes.

Tags: Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Josh McCown Lance Briggs

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