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Bear Facts: QB Jay Cutler

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JAY CUTLER #6 Quarterback

DOB: 4/29/83

6'3", 220 lbs.

7th season / Vanderbilt

Bio - Jay is beginning his 4th season as Bears quarterback after being traded from the Denver Broncos in 2009. Cutler had started 41 games in his 3 previous seasons with the Bears. He missed the final 6 games last year with a broken bone in his hand while making a tackle in the San Diego game. Before the injury, Cutler threw for 2,319 yards with 13 TDs and 7 Interceptions. He also rushed for 1 Touchdown. Coming into the 2012 season, Cutler has thrown for 18,283 yards with 117 TDs and 88 Interceptions. Cutler grew up a Bears fan in Santa Claus, Indiana. He has started the Jay Cutler Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life of underprivileged children and those suffering with diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2008.

Lou CanellisLou's Take – will have his best season as a Bear. He has his favorite target with him in Brandon Marshall, favorite QB coach in Jeremy Bates, and knows his offensive coordinator Mike Tice has his back since Tice was the leader of the offensive line his first three years with the Bears. It may take a few games for the offense to roll since this is Cutler's 3rd different off coordinator in the last 4 yrs but I assure you it will. Drew Brees started being considered a "great" QB when he was 29 years old, Cutler's greatness starts this season as well, at the age of 29

Tom WaddleTom's Take –Jay has as much natural physical talent as any quarterback in the NFL. With the addition of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey, Jay now has some fire power in that offensive huddle. I expect Jay to have a Pro Bowl caliber season and establish himself as a top 10 QB in the league.

Dionne MillerDionne's Take – Healthy and armed with more weapons than he's ever had, Cutler is about to lead an elite NFL offense. We can not make too much of his familiarity with QB Coach Jeremy Bates and WR Brandon Marshall. And the fact that he's been so high on the Mike Tice approach of "all opinions welcome". He's said the offense is what I know and what I do well. We will see that very early and (fingers crossed) often. As we saw last season, he is the teams most valuable player, or should we just say he's in-valuable.

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