The only way for the story to end:
The Chicago Bears entered 2016 with momentum from their surprising 2015 campaign. A weak strength of schedule to go along with a revamped defense and solid receiving corps had many fans whispering about the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the season became a train wreck by week 2. Jay Cutler injured his thumb in week one, and a sack in week two caused him to miss significant time.
The Chicago Bears all but gave up on Cutler when Brian Hoyer took the reigns and put up multiple 300 yard passing performances. In an ironic twist of fate, Hoyer broke his arm, and the Bears had no choice but to give Cutler the nod. He responded by knocking off the Vikings on Monday night football, in a way that was reminiscent of his 2009 coming out party. Somehow, talk of playoffs thrived again throughout the Windy City despite a 2-6 record.
However, Cutler suffered one of his worst performances as a Chicago Bear the following game. He threw two picks and lost a fumble in a humiliating 36-10 defeat against Tampa Bay. Cutler’s season ended the next week against the Giants. Despite leading an injury depleted offense within striking distance of an upset, he threw an interception in what will likely be his last play as a Chicago Bear.