Cutler returned to the lineup just in time for the Bear’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and helped save the day for the offense. He injured his thumb in the Eagles game and was replaced by backup Brian Hoyer. Hoyer was a fine game manager but he didn’t have the “gambler” mentality that Cutler has. Granted, that mentality has gotten Cutler and the offense in trouble before but it has also helped them win games.
A few fans called for Hoyer to remain the starter when Cutler got healthy (this coming before Cutler was to come back). But Cutler was not going to go away and soon Hoyer was hurt and out for the season. Cutler was ushered back into the lineup to save the day for the Bears.
Hoyer went down with an injury against the Packers and suddenly, as if by magic, Cutler was ready to come back for Chicago’s next game against the Vikings. There were people thought of him as a savior and the one that would help the Bears finish the season strong. If his game against the Vikings wasn’t a fluke, then it would appear as if those that guessed Cutler would help save the season may be right.
But Cutler struggled greatly in the Bears game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday. He was responsible for three turnovers and a safety in the game. It was one of his worst performances in a long time. So the “bad” Jay showed up. Just how much can the team rely on him to win games?
Cutler will need to redeem himself in the coming games.