Jay Cutler, QB, Bears
|QB - #17||20.00||CHI||Active||10 years||31||6'3||220|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-18-2014 by Rob Warner
BELIEVE: Jay Cutler signed a seven-year, $127 million contract in January that should keep him in the Windy City for at least three more years (the Bears can cut him in 2017 without paying him the remainder of his contract). The 30-year-old Vanderbilt alum missed five games with an ankle injury, but finished 2013 with five-year highs in passer rating (89), yards per game (238) and completion percentage (63-percent). In head coach Marc Trestman's pass-happy offense, Cutler is a very good QB1 (especially with an elite set of weapons at his disposal). Staying healthy behind a mediocre offensive line will be the major question mark as he has missed 12 games over the last three seasons. Chicago retained all 11 starters from an offense that ranked fifth in passing, eighth in total yards and second in points per game (28) last season. Their offensive line leaves a bit to be desired as Pro Football Focus ranked the unit 19th overall (11th in run blocking and 29th in pass blocking).
Editor's note: Even if you do not like Cutler, there is a lot to like about this offense and his fantasy potential within it. The days of the Bears having a lights-out defense and an underwhelming offense are over. This team is looking to outscore their opponents and burn out the lights in the scoreboard.
UPDATE: Through two preseason games, Cutler's offensive line has been excellent and he has zero interceptions and two touchdowns while completing 16 of 22 passes.
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|11.01||Gridiron Irishmen - Will take him in rd 11, has the weapons to do well and 2nd year in the scheme. Really like him at this point.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|12.03||Draft Sharks - Another QB (along with Romo) who could post top 8 fantasy numbers this season. Cutler has plenty of talent, is in an awesome system with a couple stud WRs at his disposal.|
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