With Brian Hoyer playing at a tremendously high level over the past three games, the Chicago Bears seem willing to stick with him under center moving forward this season.
Hoyer is completing well over 70 percent of his passes, averaging 300-plus passing yards and has thrown six touchdowns compared to zero interceptions during this span.
It has many thinking that Jay Cutler’s days in Chicago could be numbered.
According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, this is something Cutler himself might be able to get behind.
“The Bears are considering leaving Brian Hoyer as the starter for the remainder of the season. But Jay Cutler might not be terribly worried about that,” Cole reported. “A source close to Cutler indicated that even if he does get his job back, a divorce from the Bears might not be the worse outcome.”
This makes a ton of sense. Even if Hoyer isn’t seen as the long-term solution in Chicago, it’s highly likely that the team will select a quarterback early in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Prior to going down with a thumb injury in Week 2, Cutler had struggled big time. If this is indeed the end of the line for him as a starter in Chicago, a divorce makes the most sense.
Cutler signed a seven-year, $126.7 million extension with Chicago back in 2014. This means that the likeliest scenario would be a trade from the Windy City.
With the NFL’s trade deadline less than a month away, it will be interesting to see if we hear rumors coming out of Chicago about a potential deal.