Jay Cutler’s Debut Year With the Chicago Bears: The Silver Lining Found Within

March 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I'm sure it's a word that has been both on the minds of Bears fans and on the tongues of sports-writers.
After the blockbuster trade that landed Jay Cutler in Chicago last season, expectations were high.
Understandably so.
The Bears gave up two first-round draft selections, a third-round draft selection, and quarterback Kyle Orton to acquire Cutler's services.
A steep expenditure to be sure and one that Bears fans didn’t expect to have to wait for any great length of time to pay off.
While a 7-9 season backed by a league-leading 26 interceptions on Cutler's behalf might not appear to be anything remotely close to that which was expected, there was much more to Jay Cutler's 2009 season than meets the eye.
In all of my years of watching professional football, I had never seen a quarterback have a season as up and down as Cutler did in 2009.
It was almost as if we saw Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde rotate within the starting...

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