John Fox entered Chicago as head coach followed by his offensive coordinator, Adam Gase. Chicago gutted their defense and traded their top receiving option, Brandon Marshall. The USA Today picked the Bears to go 3-13 in 2015 considering their lack of talent.
The Bears looked the part after an 0-3 start to the year. Cutler sustained a hamstring injury in week 2 against the Cardinals, but returned in week 4 against the Raiders. Cutler threw for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns in Chicago’s first win of the year. The Bears then traveled to Kansas City, but without the services of Alshon Jeffery who was out due to injury. Chicago looked destined to return to their losing ways when they found themselves down 6-17 with less than 4 minutes remaining. Despite the long odds, Cutler rallied the troops, and lead Chicago on two late scoring drives to win 18-17.
When the Chicago Bears won in 2015, it was due to Cutler, when they lost, it was despite Cutler. The embattled quarterback lead Chicago to upset wins over the Chargers, Rams, and Packers (his first win in Lambaeu). Cutler even put the Bears in a spot to make an unlikely playoff run. Unfortunately, Robbie Gould missed a few field goals which ended the Cinderella Story.
Cutler also had his best season in regards to ball security. He there 21 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions.