Obviously Cutler will be apart of my Bears All-Decade Team. As a Bears fan, I truly enjoyed watching Cutler play. I never understood why others hated him so much.
The Bears acquired Cutler back in 2009 when they sent Kyle Orton, the Bears’ first and third-round draft picks in 2009 and a first-round pick in 2010 to the Denver Broncos for Cutler. While Orton went 21-12 over three seasons as the Bears quarterback, Cutler went 17-20 in his first three seasons in Denver.
In 2009, which was the first year with Cutler at quarterback, the Bears went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. Cutler threw 27 touchdowns and 26 interceptions, while Orton led the Broncos to an 8-8 record and threw 18 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
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After a disappointing first year with the Bears, 2010 was different for Cutler and the Bears. He lived up to his potential, with Mike Martz as the offensive coordinator, Cutler led the Bears to a 10-5 record as the starter, he threw 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. The Bears ended up winning the NFC North and met Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.
During the 2011 season, Cutler suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand after he led the team to a 7-3 start. Before his injury, he threw for 13 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
In eight years with the Bears, Cutler went 51-51 completing 61.8 percent of his passes, he had 23,443 passing yards, 154 passing touchdowns, and 109 interceptions. His best season with the Bears was arguably in 2015 under Fox and Adam Gase when he ended up throwing 21 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions.
Although the Cutler era ended in 2016, he still holds the Bears franchise records for passing yards, passing completions, passing attempts, passing touchdowns, completion percentage, quarterback rating, and 300-yard passing games. Which isn’t saying much considering the Bears have had some weak competition since Cutler left, so no surprise that he still holds all those franchise records.
As a Bears fan, I just enjoyed watching Cutler and that’s why he is on my Chicago Bears All-Decade Team.