Was this the play that ended Jay's NFC Championship? (AP Photo via NFL.com)

Sources: Jay Cutler Has Torn MCL

For all the Jay Cutler jersey burners, critics and haters, here’s the early scoop – your scapegoat suffered a torn MCL.  This from Sean Jenen of the Chicago Sun Times:

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was scheduled to undergo an MRI this morning to determine the extent of a torn MCL believed to be in his left knee, according to a source close to the situation.

We’ll have to wait and see what the extent of the injury is following the official MRI results, but it looks like the physical injury will pale in comparison to the injury to Jay’s public image.  I’ve been listening to the radio and keeping an eye on Twitter all morning and the world is still piling on to Jay for how his day ended on Sunday.  Either way you slice it, it’s going to be a long offseason for Jay Cutler.

  • bleedinblueandorange

    I am brand new to commenting on this blog but have been a long time reader. Just good to see there are true Bears fans out there like all of you. I knew right after the game Cutler would have to deal with a firestorm from the press over this BS.

    I would love to see some apologies start rolling in. The kid is tough. He works his butt off. And, no matter what anybody says, I don’t believe we would have made it as far as we did without him this year.

    Give him one more year under Martz, an upgraded OL, and big Wr that can fight for the ball then we will see his full potential. If you want to harp on his mechanics, keep in mind he was learning one of the most complex systems this year. Like I said, give him another year to concentrate on his mechanics and even grow more confortable with a system for a second year.

    Lastly, all you trollers and so called fans, learn to stick by your team!!! C’mon, quot burning the jerseys. That’s not true fandom.

  • Boomer

    Welcome aboard bleedin! Totally agree about the apologies. I scoured the internet today looking for the Tom Hagen speech from Godfather 2, where he’s yelling at the Congressional committee that “This committee owes an apology!” but no luck! I’ve heard some of the big mouths are back-peddling. They, like the jersey burners, should be ashamed.

  • WIndy Civic

    Team was lucky to be where they were. Jay took an inordinate amout of sacks, how could his “toughness” be questioned?

    Spend the entire draft on a new offensive line.

    The future is waiting it’s plan.

    Oh no.