Bears Cutler Statement

BEARS SIGN QB JAY CUTLER TO SEVEN-YEAR CONTRACT                                                                                                             

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have signed QB Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract.

        Cutler is the franchise leader in passer rating (83.1), passing yards (14,913), passing yards per game (222.6), attempts (2,090) and completions (1,258). Cutler is also second in franchise annals in touchdown passes (101) and completion percentage (60.2) and tied for first with nine 300-yard passing games.

        In 67 regular season starts with the franchise, Cutler has directed the Bears to a 39-28 (.582) record, including 13 games in which he led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. He has added 811 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in 172 attempts with Chicago (4.7 ypc).

        A captain all five years with the team, Cutler is the only player in franchise history with back-to-back 3,000-yard passing seasons (2009-10) and consecutive seasons with 20 or more touchdown passes (2009-10). He holds the Bears single-season mark in attempts (555 in 2009) and completions (336 in 2009) and two of the top three marks in passing yards (second in 2009 with 3,666 and third in 2010 with 3,274). His 27 passing touchdowns in 2009 are third most in franchise annals and his 23 in 2010 are tied for fifth most.

        In 2013, Cutler’s 63.1 completion percentage was second-highest in franchise history. He completed 224-of-355 pass attempts for 2,621 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 11 games played. His 89.2 passer rating was a career-high and sixth highest in franchise history. 

        This past season under first-year head coach Marc Trestman, Cutler was a part of a Bears offense that set a franchise record for total net yards (6,109), gross passing yards (4,450), net passing yards (4,281), total first downs (344) and passing first downs (215), while finishing second in franchise annals in total points (445). Chicago’s 45 offensive touchdowns in 2013 were fifth most in franchise history and most in the Super Bowl era.  

        Helping guide the Bears to the NFC Championship game following the 2010 regular season, Cutler is one of just three quarterbacks in NFL history to have at least two touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns in a playoff game (versus Seattle in the Divisional Playoffs), along with Otto Graham (twice) and Colin Kaepernick. He is one of seven quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to have four or more total touchdowns in their first playoff start and one of two to have no turnovers in such an instance. 

        During his NFL career with Denver (2006-08) and Chicago (2009-13), the Vanderbilt product has started all 104 games played, completing 2,020-of-3,310 pass attempts for 23,937 yards, 155 touchdowns and 112 interceptions to compile an 84.6 passer rating and 56-48 record (.538). He was named to the 2009 Pro Bowl in his final season with the Denver Broncos. Cutler has added 1,234 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 285 attempts (4.3 ypc) in his NFL career.

 

JAY CUTLER’S CAREER NFL STATISTICS

Regular Season

Year    Team        G-GS         Att         Cmp      Pct        Yds         TD     Int     Lg         Sack      Lost      Rate

2006    Denver      5-5             137        81          59.1       1,001       9        5        71t         13          85          88.5

2007    Denver      16-16         467        297        63.6       3,497       20      14      68t         27          153        88.1

2008    Denver      16-16         616        384        62.3       4,526       25      18      93t         11          69          86.0

2009    Chicago     16-16         555        336        60.5       3,666       27      26      71          35          204        76.8

2010    Chicago     15-15         432        261        60.4       3,274       23      16      89t         52          352        86.3

2011    Chicago     10-10         314        182        58.0       2,319       13      7        56t         23          159        85.7

2012    Chicago     15-15         434        255        58.8       3,033       19      14      60t         38          250        81.3

2013    Chicago     11-11         355        224        63.1       2,621       19      12      67          19          132        89.2

Bears totals         67-67         2,090     1,258     60.2       14,913     101    75      89          167        1097      83.1

NFL Totals           104-104     3,310     2,020     61.0       23,937     155    112    93t         218        1,404     84.6

Additional Statistics: Rushing – 285 rushes for 1,234 yards (4.3 ypc), 6 touchdowns

 

Postseason

Year    Team        G-GS         Att         Cmp      Pct        Yds         TD     Int     Lg         Sack      Lost      Rate

2010    Chicago     2-2             42          21          50.0       354          2        1        58t         5            28          84.8

Additional Statistics: Rushing – 10 rushes for 53 yards (5.3 ypc), 2 touchdowns

JAY CUTLER’S CAREER STATISTICS<br /><br />Regular Season<br /><br />Year	Team	G	GS	Att	Cmp	Pct	Yds	TD	Int	Lg	Sack	Lost	Rate<br /><br />2006	Den	5	5	137	81	59.1	1,001	9	5	71t	13	85	88.5<br /><br />2007	Den	16	16	467	297	63.6	3,497	20	14	68t	27	153	88.1<br /><br />2008	Den	16	16	616	384	62.3	4,526	25	18	93t	11	69	86.0<br /><br />Totals		37	37	1,220	762	62.5	9,024	54	37	93t	51	307	87.1<br /><br />Additional Statistics: Rushing – 113 rushes for 423 yards, 3 touchdowns </p><br /><p>,JAY CUTLER’S CAREER STATISTICS<br /><br />Regular Season<br /><br />Year	Team	G	GS	Att	Cmp	Pct	Yds	TD	Int	Lg	Sack	Lost	Rate<br /><br />2006	Den	5	5	137	81	59.1	1,001	9	5	71t	13	85	88.5<br /><br />2007	Den	16	16	467	297	63.6	3,497	20	14	68t	27	153	88.1<br /><br />2008	Den	16	16	616	384	62.3	4,526	25	18	93t	11	69	86.0<br /><br />Totals		37	37	1,220	762	62.5	9,024	54	37	93t	51	307	87.1<br /><br />Additional Statistics: Rushing – 113 rushes for 423 yards, 3 touchdowns </p><br /><p>

 

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