Jun 17, 2014; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during Chicago Bears minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler says Bears more famaliar in second year under Trestman


The Chicago Bears didn’t live up to expectations last season, falling short of the 2013 NFL playoffs. It was their first year under new head coach Marc Trestman, and going into the second year under his tutelage will only help the Bears offense improve according to quarterback Jay Cutler.

“Going into my ninth year, I think this is only the second or third time I’ve been in an offense multiple years,” Cutler said, via the team’s website. “We’re still in the learning process, but guys have much more familiarity with what the concepts are and the formations and everything, so that’s definitely going to be a help; less thinking and able to go fast.”

There isn’t a lack of weapons at Cutler’s disposal, that is for sure. They have arguably the best wide receiver tandem in the league between Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. They also have one of the league’s best running backs in Matt Forte.

Cutler alluded to that when he talked about the team’s 11 starters all returning.

“We have the same guys we had last year, which is always good,” Cutler said. “Talent-wise it’s hard to top our o-line and some of the guys we have on the outside and Matt Forte, who is hugely underrated. Talent-wise and being in the system two years and the way the guys work, all that adds up. Hopefully we can stay healthy and see where this thing goes.”

The scary part is that the Bears offense wasn’t bad last season, in fact it was the second best in the NFL with 445 points and setting franchise records with 6,109 total yards, 4,450 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, a 96.9 passer rating and 344 first downs.

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