Subbing for his injured quarterback on ESPN 1000’s Waddle and Silvy show, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall predicted that Jay Cutler will return much sooner than expected.
Marshall: “Worst case scenario, (Cutler) will be back for the Lions (game).” That game is November 10.
— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) October 28, 2013
That’s a really optimistic timeline given that we’ve been told that this would be a 4-week injury. Cutler, who could barely walk when we last saw him leaving FedEx Field, made an appearance coming off the bye week at Bears practice earlier today as the Bears begin preparations for the Packers next Monday night.
Head coach Marc Trestman isn’t going to rush things with his top quarterback:
“I think he’s trying to get better as quickly as he can,” Trestman said after Monday’s practice, which Cutler watched. “I don’t know that he’s trying to push it. He wants to get back as soon as he can. That’s all I can really say, but I think we’ve got to stay in line with what the doctors have said, and if it’s better than that, we certainly would be happy about that.”
If Cutler can come back for the Lions game, it would be a HUGE boost for the Bears for a critical game. The Lions headed to their bye week in fine fashion, pulling off a very unlikely win against the Dallas Cowboys, with Calvin Johnson notching the second best receiving performance in NFL history and Matthew Stafford leading a game-winning drive to score a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game.
The Bears face the two teams ahead of them in the NFC North standings in the next couple of weeks. Make sure to grab your Chicago Bears tickets for the remainder of the 2013 regular season now!