The Chicago Bears QB crew from 2016 all have jobs, except their best quarterback- Jay Cutler.
There was a minor NFL move yesterday. It wouldn’t have registered on anyone’s radar except a few random Bears fans and of course, the team it involved, the Miami Dolphins.
David Fales has found a new home with his old offensive coordinator, now head coach of the Dolphins Adam Gase. It’s a minor move and one that might not even impact the Dolphins’ final 53-man roster, but regardless, Fales, who spent the end of last season with the Chicago Bears has found a new home.
Why is that significant? Well, in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. However, when you think about that of the quarterbacks that were on the Bears roster last season- Fales, Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley and Conor Shaw- only Cutler is the one without a job.
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The Bears signed Shaw earlier in the offseason and he will compete with Mark Sanchez for the QB2 position on the roster. Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers signed both Hoyer and Barkley to play under center for them next season.
It does seem odd that of that collection of quarterbacks, only Cutler is the one that hasn’t been able to find a job. One can argue that the reason Cutler doesn’t have a job is that he hasn’t really looked for one. Analysts have said that Cutler is looking for an optimum situation. That means he’s looking to play for a good team and he’s looking to start. You could argue that the only team that fits that mold right now is the Houston Texans.
Regardless of the reason, of the five quarterbacks from last year’s team, only Cutler doesn’t know what he’s going to be doing at the end of July. The NFL is a strange place sometimes- a very strange place.