With the news that the Chicago Bears were benching quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of an awful journeyman in Jimmy Clausen, lots of rumors started circulating that the Bears are going to try and dump Cutler in the offseason, despite giving him a seven year, $125 million extension in January. Cutler would be owed $15.5 million next year which is fully guaranteed. Of course, since Cutler is a big name and plays quarterback there are Jets fans that are clamoring for the Jets to acquire him but in my opinion this would be a horrendously bad idea.
Cutler is struggling now in Chicago (leads the league with 24 turnovers) with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. He would not have that amount of talent here in New York. Eric Decker, Percy Harvin, Jace Amaro and Chris Ivory are good but not as good as what Cutler currently is playing with. Secondly, Cutler is playing under quarterback guru and offensive savant Marc Trestman so this is going to be the most quarterback-friendly system Cutler will play under. It is not going to get any easier for him and although there are other great offensive coaches out there he isn’t going to get any better coaching than he is getting from Trestman.