The Chicago Bears should let Jay Cutler walk as a free agent

Cutler is not a man for Chicago.

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears were eliminated from the playoffs in Sunday’s 33-28 defeat to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.

The 30-year-old Cutler finished 15-of-24 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

While still recovering from a torn groin, Cutler injured his left ankle during a Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions and didn’t return until December 15 in Cleveland.

Thankfully for the Bears, backup Josh McCown performed brilliantly in Cutler’s absence and Chicago went 3-2 with the journeyman under center.

In the final season of a contract worth $49.7 million, Cutler played decently and threw 17 scores, against 11 picks, for 2,395 yards over 10 games.

Often criticized for being reckless and undisciplined in the pocket, Mr. Kristin Cavallari impressed and completed 63.1% of his 331 attempts.

Regardless, Cutler’s moody, polarizing, and certainly not a surefire leader.

Although the 34-year-old McCown isn’t the answer, Chicago’s hierarchy should seriously consider allowing Cutler to walk in free agency.

May’s draft is loaded with talent and it’s particularly deep at the quarterback position.

Chicago went 8-8 and fielded the league’s 30th ranked defense.

Hence, it is quite evident that the Bears aren’t near capturing their first crown since 1985.

To earn their second Vince Lombardi Trophy, Chicago should select a signal-caller in the spring and start anew.

Losing Jay Cutler would prove to be addition by subtraction in “The Windy City.”

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