Now that the Chicago Bears are reportedly actively shopping quarterback Jay Cutler, there’s one big question. Will any team actually give up compensation to acquire the embattled and injury-plagued veteran?
Based on the fact that as much as eight teams will likely be looking for a new starting quarterback, there’s a decent chance that Cutler himself might actually be traded. That comes following months of rumors that Cutler would be released outright.
Set to count $16 million against the cap in 2017, Cutler’s contract actually isn’t a major hold up here. It was at the time he inked the extension. But as the quarterback market has played out, his annual salary is right in the middle of the pack. Add in the fact that there’s no dead money on his deal after the 2017 season, and this is magnified further.
When taking a look at potential landing spots for Cutler, we came up with the likeliest possibilities.