Jay Cutler has started 99 games over eight seasons for the Chicago Bears, throwing for 22,757 yards, 151 touchdowns and 106 interceptions. Alas, all things must come to an end, and according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the end is nigh for Cutler in Chicago.
“This is Brian Hoyer’s job to win” is the kind of sentence you typically only hear in desperate times, but Hoyer has played well for the Bears since Cutler injured the thumb on his throwing hand three weeks ago against the Eagles.
In the 10 quarters since Cutler went down, Hoyer has nearly 700 passing yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a passer rating of of 103.3. In a win over the Lions last week, he went 28-for-36 for 302 yards and two touchdowns.
Cutler is the Bears’ all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions, touchdown passes, quarterback rating, 300-yard passing games and times sacked. He has thrown a lot of interceptions, but not as many as Sid Luckman, who put up 132 from 1939-50.