If this was an Alex Smith-Colin Kaeparnick situation, I would say to go with the young talent. However, the Bears need to look towards the future. With a defense this poor, I don’t see the beloved Bears going far this season. The odds are against them with the Lions playing three very winnable games. If the Bears stick with the old McCown and fail to make the playoffs, it’s a lose-lose situation. It’s a loss for the now and a loss for the future. But if the Bears start Cutler now, they will have a better indication as to whether or not he is worth resigning.
If he starts and fails to make the playoffs, at least we will know how well he can play. If he starts and leads the Beloved to the playoffs, then he’s basically resigned. Josh McCown has said himself that he is the backup. Brandon Marshall wants the Jay Cutler throws coming his way. Marc Trestman believes in the starting quarterback that essentially got him the head coaching job. He needs to play. If he comes in and does horribly, then by all means put in the backup! But as for now, we have to see what Jay Cutler is capable of with an offense this good.
Boomer said that he thinks if the Bears want to make a playoff run, they should stick with McCown. I disagree, as I think more can be gained in the future by going with Jay Cutler. We all need to see what Jay Cutler is capable of in an offense this dynamic, before it’s too late. I personally think he will thrive. What do you think? Answer the poll on Boomer’s post? Cutler or McCown? 6 or 12? Comment and vote!