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Friday, January 3, 2014
Jay Cutler gets 7-year contract extension
There has been speculation all season as to whether or not the Chicago Bears would give Quarterback Jay Cutler a contract extension.
Well, it's happened.
While Cutler was an above-average starting Quarterback during his time with the Broncos, he has had an up-and-down tenure in Chicago so far.
Cutler will turn 31 this year which means by the time his contract is up he will be 38. He'll likely only be a Franchise Quarterback for a few more years. $50 million of the contract is guaranteed, a high number for a Quarterback who has not played all 16 games in a season since 2009.
Another deciding factor would be his stats, however these have been very lackluster:
Jay Cutler By The Numbers [only his statistics from his time with the Bears are given]
I was one of the people who believed the Bears should re-sign Jay Cutler but he is set to be one of the highest-paid Quarterbacks in the NFL, and while I agree with the front office in re-signing Jay Cutler I would have only signed him for 3-4 years with an option for an additional year and around $11-12 million a year compared to the 7-year $18 million a year contract monstrosity he is "earning."
Overall I say it depends on how much longer Cutler is a quality NFL Quatrterback to decide whether this is a good deal for Chicago going forward or not.