PODCAST: Jay Cutler to Cardinals, free agency team needs

Ross Houston
February 23, 2017

Injuries riddled Cutler's eight years in a Bears uniform, which included just one full season of 16 games.

As to where Cutler will go, that's completely up in the air, as it seems most other teams are not taking an interest to him.

The Bears are exploring trade options for quarterback Jay Cutler, two league sources told the Sun-Times on Tuesday. But Chicago opens up $13 million in cap space with Cutler gone. "A lot of things in play here for Jay Cutler". They did win a playoff game and hung with the eventual champion Patriots for a half despite Osweiler's relative incompetence at quarterback. The 33-year-old quarterback has fought through many injuries and hard seasons throughout his tenure in Chicago. Back then, Cutler's contract made a trade impossible.

Cutler never became what the Bears had hoped.

It's important to note that Cutler doesn't exactly have the makeup of a backup quarterback.

The enigmatic Cutler still has the skills to be a starter in this league and there are plenty of organizations who need a capable QB but the veteran's resume and age make him, nearly by definition, a backup plan for any organization thinking about sticking its toe in the water.

Cutler is four years younger and still has his cannon of a right arm.

A change of scenery could be good for him, but apparently only if it's on his terms. It's time to start over once again but where will he land?

Pace is doing his best to identify a potential trade fit for a Cutler deal, and it may not be there. While Cutler, 33, does not have a no-trade clause in his contract, the team is expected to find a suitor that both he and the franchise can agree on.

Indeed, the end of an era is near.

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