Jay Cutler could help the Houston Texans make a Super Bowl run.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Tuesday that the Chicago Bears are going to move on from quarterback Jay Cutler and plan on first trying to trade him.
“What the Bears are going to try and do, and really what they’ve known they needed to do since December when Jay Cutler went out with a season-ending shoulder injury, is replace Jay Cutler with somebody better. So what they’re going to do now and what they informed Cutler they’re going to do in January during the time of the Senior Bowl in Mobile, is that they’re trying to trade him. Trying to find someone to take on maybe his salary. Maybe give them a late round draft pick. Maybe just find Jay Cutler a home. If they cannot find a trade partner, which is the likelihood. They will release him, assuming they can find someone better to replace him with. Maybe that is Jimmy Garoppolo. Maybe that is another free agent quarterback. Or maybe they draft a quarterback high. What is pretty clear is that almost certainly Cutler’s time in Chicago is done.” said Rapoport.
There is absolutely no way any NFL team is going to trade for Cutler and take on his contract which will pay him a total of $15 million in 2017.
That being said, if and when the Bears release Cutler, the Houston Texans would be smart to look into possibly signing him.
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I know some of you think I’m stupid for considering Cutler. But just like with Tony Romo, he would be the best quarterback on the Texans’ roster if they signed him tomorrow.
Cutler had a rough year last season due to injuries, but his 2015 season was very impressive. he threw for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions with a quarterback Rating of 92.3.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes Cutler could be an option for the Texans once he gets released.
"I think the combination of the always-combustible Cutler and notoriously hot-headed coach Bill O’Brien in Houston could make for great fodder (I’m kind of rooting for this outcome, I confess), and we all know the Texans are already disgusted by their signing of Brock Osweiler to attempt to play quarterback for them only a year ago. I wouldn’t rule this out."
The great thing about Cutler is that not one NFL team is going to be willing to sign him to more than a one year deal at maybe between $5-7 million. That’s something the Texans can certainly afford.
Let me make myself clear, I’m not saying the Texans should sign Cutler and make him the starter right away. It wouldn’t hurt to bring him in to compete.
Let me know in the comments section below, should the Texans sign Cutler to compete for the starting job?