Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears, will be staying in the windy city as the Bears sign him up for a 7-year contract.
On Thursday, the Bears announced that their star quarterback is here to stay as they signed him for another seven years. The 30-year-old QB, who was eligible to be a free agent at the end of the season, agreed to the 7-year deal. Upon news of the agreement, Cutler told reporters:
“We’ll find equal ground. We’ll get it worked out. I don’t know when it’s going to happen. And eventually it might not happen. But we’re going to take a crack at it, I’m sure.”
The 2006 11th overall pick saw the highest rating for himself this season as he ranked an 89.2. While he missed five games due to both a groin and ankle injury this season, Cutler has thrown 155 touchdowns over the past five years with the Bears.
General Manager Phil Emery expressed his excitement about the new contract as he told reporters:
“We’re very excited to have Jay for the long term. He battled through the tough times and kept fighting. We’re pleased, it works for both parties. It rewards Jay and it enables us to continue to build a championship team. I think both parties wanted it to happen, which is why it was able to happen in such a short time frame.”
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