While still recovering from a torn groin, Cutler injured his left ankle during a Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions and hasn’t returned since.
“We’re getting there. I feel a lot better than I felt last week,” said Cutler, 30, who has already been ruled out for Week 13 against the Vikings. “I hate the position I’m in right now, so the sooner I get back out there, the better. I’d be pretty disappointed if I wasn’t able to play for that [Week 14] game.”
In the final season of a contract worth $49.7 million, Cutler’s looked decent and thrown 13 touchdowns, against eight interceptions, for 1,908 yards over eight games.
Often criticized for being reckless and undisciplined in the pocket, Mr. Kristin Cavallari has impressed by completing 63.0% of his 265 attempts.
Cutler is something of a human chandelier and, although Josh McCown has been brilliant, Chicago (6-5) cannot overcome the Lions or Packers in the NFC North with a journeyman at the helm.
The Bears refused to offer Cutler an extension this offseason and the polarizing passer will soon be a free agent.
Hence, despite missing multiple weeks, it won’t exactly be a miracle if the Santa Claus native resurfaces to lasso the Cowboys.
Directing the league’s fourth premier attack, Cutler’s health will largely determine Chicago’s 2013 campaign.
Cutler’s a somewhat advanced field general and certainly a better option than the 34-year-old McCown.
However, without a solid finish this winter, the Bears’ hierarchy will “be pretty disappointed” and likely clip Jay Cutler in March.by