The biggest concern for the Chicago Bears heading into the 2013 season is whether or not the play of quarterback Jay Cutler will improve. The team went out and completely cleaned house with a lot of the major coaches and now Cutler is under the play-calling of new head coach Marc Trestman.
The new offense that Trestman is instilling is complex, to say the least. He is definitely a quarterback-centric coach which is one of the main reasons general manager Phil Emery brought him in. Trestman has been impressed with Cutler so far with how he’s performed in camp.
Cutler has looked efficient in camp, according to Trestman. The head coach says he’s not sure if he’s ever seen a quicker release than the one Cutler possesses. The quarterback seems to enjoy the offense so far and credits his coaches for his progress in learning the terminology.
“They’re quarterback friendly and they want to make it as easy as possible on myself and the other QBs,” Cutler said according to Fox News. “So it’s fun to work with those guys. They understand offense, they understand what we’re going through and they want to put us in a position to be successful.
“Any time you go to a new offense, guys are going to be in similar positions on the field,” Cutler said. “It’s just learning the verbiage and being able to spit it out.”
Cutler noted the type of talent he has on the offensive side of the ball this year and is excited to see what they can do. “It’s similar to what we did in Denver: Get back and get it to those guys,” Cutler said. “I’ve got a lot of talent on my outside, so the faster we can get it to them and let them work, the better.”
It is surely a great sign for Bears fans to see Cutler picking up the offense so quickly and efficiently. Entering the final year of his contract this year, Cutler has some big expectations on his shoulders. If he cannot improve his play in 2013, Chicago has some decisions to make next year.