Chicago Bears fans are excited to see what Jay Cutler can accomplish during the regular season now that he’s 100 percent healthy and will be playing alongside Brandon Marshall–his former teammate when he was with the Denver Broncos. With the Bears set to kick off their schedule on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, fans may have another reason to be even more excited about their beloved quarterback.
Reports indicated on Tuesday that Cutler and the Bears are closing in on a multi-year deal to make sure the quarterback sticks around beyond the 2013 season. Cutler is scheduled to make $7.7 million in base salary this season and with the type of level he’s played on throughout his career, it’s safe to say Chicago is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure he’s one of the league’s top paid quarterbacks.
Of course, the main issue with most contracts always seems to be the length and when the most money will be made, so don’t be surprised if these talks continue on through the regular season. When healthy, Cutler has proven to be one of the toughest quarterbacks in the league and he could be in for his best season with Chicago with an upgraded receiving core, so it should be interesting to see how much these talks progress over the next couple of weeks.
Cutler was limited to 10 games during the 2011 season and threw for 2,319 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. With the addition of Marshall, Bears fans hope Cutler’s 2012 season will be similar to 2008 when he threw for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns during his time with the Broncos.