With the play of backup Josh McCown down the stretch, coupled with the veterans struggles, many wondered if Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler would be back next season or whether he would hit the free agent market.
Now, we have that answer as the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Briggs is reporting that the team has signed their signal caller to a seven-year deal, with specifics still to come:
#Bears signed QB Jay Cutler to a 7-year contract
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) January 2, 2014
Cutler came under scrutiny in the waning moments of the season in regards to his future, especially when the team had the chance to clinch the NFC North in the 15th game of the season, but were blown out by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, setting up a one-game playoff with the rival Green Bay Packers.
Well, we all know how that Packers game played out.
Just this past week, Cutler expressed that he believed that he would be back in Chicago and would be disappointed if he and the team did not reach an agreement.
No disappointment today. But now, both sides better hope that the disappointment in the NFL regular season ends.