Fantasy Slant: Bears Release QB Jay Cutler

By Vincent Frank on Friday, March 10th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Bears Release QB Jay Cutler

In a much anticipated move the Chicago Bears have released veteran quarterback Jay Cutler after the team was unable to trade him prior to the start of free agency. 

Having already signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract on Thursday, there was no reason for the Bears to keep their long-time starter and his high contract around any longer. 

Cutler now hits the free-agent market after putting up two consecutive disastrous seasons in the Windy City. This past year saw Cutler put up four touchdowns compared to five interceptions in five starts before going down to a season-ending injury to his throwing thumb. 

That came on the heels of the former Denver Broncos first-round pick tallying 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions the season prior. 

Cutler, 33, has not been a viable starter since leading Chicago to a playoff spot back in 2012. From a fantasy perspective, the vet has finished no better than 14th among quarterbacks in points since the 2008 campaign. 

Look for the New York Jets to go after Cutler in free agency. But after the team released wide receiver Brandon Marshall and center Nick Mangold, it's highly unlikely that any quarterback will amount to a hill of beans under center in Jersey. 

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