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Jay Cutler

32-Year-Old Quarterback – Chicago Bears

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It's not often a quarterback who has set career highs in touchdowns and completion percentage is benched Week 16 for a journeyman backup. But that was Cutler's fate last season, largely because he cou...

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2015 ADP:  151.81

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/29/1983  College: Vanderbilt  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Jay Cutler Contract Information:

Agreed to a seven-year, $126 million contract, with $54 million guaranteed, with the Bears in January of 2014.

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Cutler completed 18-of-32 passes for 265 yards and an interception Sunday against the Broncos. He also rushed three times for 29 yards and lost a fumble.

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Jay Cutler NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 25 16 384 616 62.3% 4526 25 18 7.3 - - - - - 57 200 3.5 2 - -
2009 26 16 336 555 60.5% 3666 27 26 6.6 56 6 - - - 40 173 4.3 1 - -
2010 27 Chi 15 261 432 60.4% 3274 23 16 7.6 41 6 1 1 0 50 232 4.6 1 10 6
2011 28 Chi 10 182 314 58.0% 2319 13 7 7.4 34 4 2 0 0 18 55 3.1 1 7 3
2012 29 Chi 15 255 434 58.8% 3033 19 14 7.0 38 5 1 0 0 41 233 5.7 0 8 4
2013 30 Chi 11 224 355 63.1% 2621 19 12 7.4 29 7 2 1 0 23 118 5.1 0 5 3
2014 31 Chi 15 370 561 66.0% 3812 28 18 6.8 39 8 4 1 0 39 191 4.9 2 12 6
2015 32 Chi 9 192 303 63.4% 2310 13 6 7.6 34 8 2 1 0 25 144 5.8 1 5 3
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jay Cutler Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 25 16 19.6 19.6 19.6 86.0 283 4.1 2.9 - - - - 6 - -
2009 26 16 17.4 17.4 17.4 76.8 229 4.9 4.7 - 68 43 18 5 4 4
2010 27 Chi 15 16.8 16.8 16.8 86.3 218 5.3 3.7 52 69 3 3 4 3 3
2011 28 Chi 10 15.6 15.6 15.6 85.7 232 4.1 2.2 23 37 23 10 0 0 0
2012 29 Chi 15 14.7 14.7 14.7 81.3 202 4.4 3.2 38 50 18 10 2 0 0
2013 30 Chi 11 17.5 17.5 17.5 89.2 238 5.4 3.4 19 50 21 13 1 0 0
2014 31 Chi 15 19.7 19.7 19.7 88.6 254 5.0 3.2 38 79 35 12 3 1 1
2015 32 Chi 9 18.3 18.3 18.3 92.7 257 4.3 2.0 14 53 27 10 3 1 1
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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Jay Cutler was on the field for 601 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Jay Cutler was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 572 0
2014 896 0
2015 601 0
Jay Cutler 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 GB 77 0 18 36 50.0% 225 1 1 6.3 3 1 4 31 7.8 0 0 0 10 7 4 1 0 0
2 Ari 28 0 8 9 88.9% 120 1 1 13.3 3 1 3 24 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Sea
4 Oak 77 0 28 43 65.1% 281 2 1 6.5 4 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0
5 @KC 78 0 26 45 57.8% 252 2 0 5.6 3 0 4 15 3.8 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
6 @Det 80 0 26 41 63.4% 353 1 1 8.6 6 2 2 12 6.0 0 0 0 10 6 0 1 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Min 61 0 22 33 66.7% 211 1 0 6.4 3 0 2 11 5.5 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1
9 @SD 72 0 27 40 67.5% 345 2 1 8.6 4 1 3 -2 -0.7 0 1 1 7 2 1 0 0 0
10 @StL 65 0 19 24 79.2% 258 3 0 10.8 2 2 3 24 8.0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
11 Den 63 0 18 32 56.3% 265 0 1 8.3 6 1 3 29 9.7 0 1 1 9 5 4 0 0 0
12 @GB
13 SF
14 Was
15 @Min
16 @TB
17 Det

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jay Cutler  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 3"
Weight:   220 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.77 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
Cone Drill:   7.12 sec
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Jay Cutler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cutler completed 19 of 24 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Rams. He also rushed three times for 24 yards.

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Cutler completed 27-of-40 passes for 345 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Monday night's win over the Chargers.

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Cutler completed 22-of-33 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Vikings. He also carried the ball twice for 11 yards and an additional score.

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Cutler completed 26-of-41 passes for 353 yards, a touchdown and a pick in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He added 12 yards on the ground on two carries.

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Cutler (hamstring) completed 26-of-45 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in Sunday's 18-17 victory over the Chiefs. He picked up an additional 15 rushing yards on four carries.

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Cutler (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

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Cutler (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Kansas City, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Cutler (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Cutler returned Sunday from a one-week absence due to a hamstring injury and didn't miss a beat, completing 28-of-43 passes for 281 yards to go with two touchdowns and one interception. Considering he was initially given a prognosis of at least two missed games, it isn't a surprise that his practice reps are limited to begin the week. As long as the healing process continues unabated, he'll face a yielding Chiefs secondary Sunday that has allowed 311 yards per game and 11 passing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season.
Cutler connected on 28-of-43 attempts for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win over Oakland.

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Cutler (hamstring) is active and will start Sunday's game against the Raiders, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Cutler has been limited in practices all week, but he made a serious push to get back on the field Sunday and appears to have received the go-ahead from the Bears' training staff to play. While Cutler is still likely feeling some effects of the injury, a less-than-fully-healthy version of himself represents a better alternative at quarterback than Jimmy Clausen, who threw for just 63 yards in last weekís 26-0 loss to the Seahawks. The matchup against the Raiders is favorable on the surface for Cutler, but with his left tackle in Jermon Bushrod (concussion) and top receiver in Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) sidelined for this week, he could have a difficult time keeping the offense productive.

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The arrival of coach Marc Trestman was a good thing for the Chicago passing game in 2013, as Cutler posted a career-high quarterback rating of 89.2 while backup Josh McCown threw 13 touchdowns compared to just one interception. The same two issues as always plagued Cutler once again, however, as he threw too many interceptions and missed five games due to injury. His interception percentage actually increased from 3.2 to 3.4 upon Trestman's arrival, which is confusing in light of McCown's extreme efficiency. Turnover-prone or not, no one is challenging Cutler for snaps in Chicago, and he's poised for a productive season with an elite supporting cast at his side. Coming off a year in which they combined for 2,716 yards and 19 touchdowns, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery might be the best receiver duo in the league, and 6-foot-6 tight end Martellus Bennett (759 yards and five touchdowns) provides a third formidable red-zone threat. It seems unlikely that Cutler will play all 16 games Ė the last time he did so was in 2009 Ė but the fact that he and McCown combined for 4,450 yards and 32 touchdowns last year means Cutler has significant upside on a per-game basis.


There's no doubt Cutler has a big arm and good mobility, but in his seven-year career, he's thrown for 4,000 yards just once and never completed more than 63.6 percent of his passes. The quarterback's high for passing yards since coming to Chicago is 3,666, and he barely eclipsed 3,000 yards in 2012 with Brandon Marshall back on his side. That said, new coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Cromer (formerly of the Saints) plan to install a faster-paced offense, and the addition of tight end Martellus Bennett and potential development of second-year man Alshon Jeffery give Cutler better weapons than he's had with the Bears. Perhaps more importantly, the Bears re-tooled their offensive line this offseason, signing free agent tackle Jermon Bushrod and guard Matt Slauson and drafting guard Kyle Long with the 20th overall pick. Cutler's had to run for his life the last three years Ė and he's missed eight games over that span.


If the Bears werenít a team that just allowed their quarterback to get sacked 105 times the last two years, Cutler would probably be ranked a bit higher. Thatís because for the first time since arriving in Chicago he will have talented wide receivers to throw to in 2012. The biggest addition is fellow former Bronco Brandon Marshall, who caught 206 passes for 2,590 yards and 13 touchdowns in Cutlerís final two seasons in Denver. Cutler gets another significant wideout upgrade with the addition of second-round pick Alshon Jeffery, who at 6-3, 216, is a powerful receiver with big hands and an explosive ability to highpoint the ball in traffic. Marshall will be far and away the best receiver Cutler has had in Chicago, while Jeffery could eventually be the second best. Expect noticeable improvement in Cutlerís passing efficiency after he produced at a per-game rate the last three years that projects to 3,613 yards and 25 touchdowns over 16 games. Considering the Bears failed to improve their offensive line, however, Cutler might fall short of 16 games for the third time in four years.


While the Mike Martz offense didnít result in a bonanza of passing stats for Cutler last year, Cutler still showed significant improvement from his disappointing 2009 season, increasing his quarterback rating from 76.8 to 86.3. Despite that, it seems Cutlerís fantasy stock is generally lower than it was a year ago, mostly because of a lackluster supporting cast and increasing durability concerns. The wideout trio of Johnny Knox, Devin Hester and Earl Bennett was mediocre at best, and the Chicago offensive line allowed a league-high 56 sacks, including 52 at Cutlerís expense. Those sacks were costly, as Cutler missed time in the regular season with a concussion, reportedly the fifth heís suffered since college, and he was knocked out of the NFC Championship with an MCL tear. The addition of first-round tackle Gabe Carimi is great news, but heís only one upgrade on a line that could use two or three more. Cutler still brings a huge arm and some running ability to the table, but his supporting cast limits his ceiling.


Cutler was a huge disappointment in leagues that subtract for picks. In more liberal scoring formats, he was an asset. But heís the most intriguing middle-round guy on the board in 2010. Mike Martz is calling the plays now in Chicago and is a virtual guarantee to transform the Bears into an explosive passing offense. Martz likes wideouts who can get on the safety in a flash and he has two of the fastest in football in Devin Hester and Johnny Knox. He also has a top tight end in Greg Olsen. Hester and Knox will open underneath routes for Earl Bennett and Devin Aromashodu. After turning guys like Shaun Hill and Jon Kitna into serviceable fantasy starters, it strains the imagination to conceive of what Martz will do with Cutler. He projects for 28-30 TD passes.


Itís absolutely stunning how the Broncos basically washed their hands of a QB who was on the road to greatness. Cutler had only just passed through the entry tolls, yes, but most never even get that far. Cutler has not showed that he lacks any essential quality for stardom. His skin is thin. But when you put your life on the line every snap facing 11 guys who want to see you slaughtered, you should demand some unconditional love from the coaches entrusted to protect you. We understand that Cutler struggled last year in the red zone (under 50 percent completions) and didnít even shine in our functional arm strength test Ė 73.9 QB rating on 156 passes, an impressive 25.3 percent of attempts. But he made plays and gave a team with a horrendous defense a chance to make the playoffs into the seasonís final week. The Bears are not as strong on paper as the Broncos at wide receiver. But how much of Denverís success in developing those targets was due to Cutlerís ability to put secondaries on their heels and find very small windows with that howitzer? Devin Hester will run under more than a few Cutler rainbows after showing excellent progress last year as a receiver. Hester is far from a novelty act now and a legitimate, every down, outside weapon. Greg Olsen is a TE who can control the seam and thus will provide some comfort for Cutler. RB Matt Forte looked Brian Westbrook-like as a wide receiver at times last year and recalls the great Chuck Foreman as a pass-catching back. Yes, the team lacks a suitable, traditional possession receiver and may opt for fourth-round rookie Juaquin Iglesias or last yearís third rounder Earl Bennett (who played with Cutler at Vanderbilt) if either has a strong summer. Otherwise, the Bears will be scouring the waiver wires for the kind of veteran whoís a dime a dozen when you have a QB of Cutlerís quality.


He looks like the complete package, still young and developing but already performing above the median in all our key stats. His FAS in a solid 89.8, not surprising given that he probably has the best conventional arm strength in football. His overall YPA was 7.5, which is right in that sweet area where we expect closer to 30 TD tosses. And he was efficient throughout the red zone. Most impressive were his five TD passes on 28 throws from the plus-20 to the plus-11 yard lines. The six picks and just two TDs on those 158 attempts were likely a fluke. Remember, too, that Cutler did this last year despite being ravaged by diabetes, undiagnosed at the time, which caused him to lose 35 pounds and feel very lethargic. Now he's getting insulin and the proper diet to deal with the condition in a way that should allow him to perform up to his capabilities. Discount the condition completely when drafting. Javon Walker is gone and Brandon Marshall lost a battle with a McDonalds bag and fell through a TV screen (whatever you say, Brandon), causing such severe damage that his status for training camp was in question. But he should recover fully by September. And heís a stud when healthy. The rest of the Broncos receiving corps is a hodgepodge Ė Brandon Stokley returns, and heís joined by free agents Keary Colbert, Samie Parker and Darrell Jackson. Whoever plays will perform because of Cutler, not vice vesa. QBs like him who can find the tight spaces turn runof- the-mill NFL receivers into stars.


Cutler is largely unknown, of course, but has one of the most brilliant offensive minds in NFL history directing his attack. Yes, Mike Shanahan is that good, a fact fantasy footballers conveniently forget at times with all the obsession over how fickle heís been with the running back position since the departure of Terrell Davis. The receiving corps is in transition, with Daniel Graham imported to man the tight end position and Rod Smith being moved into a complementary role where heíll share looks with intriguing second-year man Brandon Marshall. Javon Walker is still there and seemed to regain his explosiveness last year in returning from torn ACL suffered in 2005. Walker is a perfect complement for the strong-armed Cutler. Marshall has wide receiver speed and tight end size, which he utilized to mightily impress Champ Bailey in Bronco practices last summer. The Broncosí playcalling tendencies from last year arenít particularly relevant as Cutler was a rookie. And prior to his ascension as starter, Shanahan had lost all confidence in Jake Plummer. Shanahan traded up for Cutler, and there are reports that he was their top-rated QB in a very solid QB class. Even when the running game is rolling, Shanahan provides a fantasy-friendly environment for a QB. Expect aggressiveness from Shanahan, as Cutler demonstrated flashes of supreme arm strength and did not cower as a rookie, with a solid 88.5 QB rating and 9-to-5 TD-to-INT ratio. We donít like 20 percent poor throws, third worst, right behind Plummer. But the YPA was solid because he was effective throwing the ball downfield, with nearly 60 percent of his passing yards in the air (in the 80th percentile of those rankings). And his functional arm strength was just as good as advertised, with a top-notch 113 QB rating on throws 11-to-20 yards from scrimmage (small sample size, however). Expect Cutlerís percentage of attempts this distance to rise from just below average (19 percent) to well above it (about 25 percent or so). This could reasonably get Cutlerís YPA up from the low to high sevens. And a YPA in that range is the rainbow that often leads to a pot full of TD passes, which, of course, are fantasy gold.


Cutler has impressed everybody in summer minicamps, prompting some to project Cutler as possibly the best pro quarterback prospect in the 2006 draft class. The media has been persistent in hyping the idea that Cutler could push Plummer for the starting QB position, but don't expect that to happen anytime soon, especially this year. While Cutler certainly is the QB of the future in Denver, the Broncos are perfectly content to let Cutler watch and learn from the sidelines as he continues to develop. While Cutler currently sits third on the depth chart behind Jake Plummer and Bradlee Van Pelt, it wouldn't be surprising to see Cutler pass Van Pelt should something happen to Plummer. As long as Plummer stays healthy, however, Cutler will remain on the sidelines.