Jay Cutler Return: Bears Should Not Rush Star QB Back Versus Lions

November 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An injury at the quarterback position is the worst possible thing that can happen to an NFL team.
As a whole, the position league-wide is a mess, hence why teams line up year after year in a search for an answer in the draft.
The Chicago Bears are a rare exception to the rule. Not only does coach Marc Trestman have a franchise quarterback in Jay Cutler, but he has one of the NFL's best backups in Josh McCown.
This equates to one indisputable fact—there is no need for Cutler to rush back from a groin tear suffered in mid-October.
That seemingly was the plan after Chicago's Week 10 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Cutler was expected to start in Week 11 against Detroit:
Thankfully, Cutler himself shot this notion down after the fact, as documented by Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune:
Unfortunately, Cutler apparently followed that up with something that should make Bears' faithful cringe:
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