Ahead of NFL free agency, the Chicago Bears are shopping their starting quarterback.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the Bears are “actively trying” to trade the 12-year vet.
Cutler had previously signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Bears in January 2013.
Chicago Bears have actively started seeking a trade partner for quarterback Jay Cutler, per @JeffDarlington.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 21, 2017
There are a number of NFL teams desperate for a quarterback, but is Cutler worth trading for? His talent has tantalized many, but at this point, the 33-year-old is what he is: a big-armed gunslinger who throws a bunch of touchdowns but has penchant for turnovers and not getting along with teammates.
Cutler was also limited to five games in 2016 by injuries. As of now, at least one team (Arizona Cardinals) has reportedly said it has no interest in Cutler.
Per Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Bears aren’t stuck with Cutler if they can’t find a taker. They can cut him without much issue.
The Bears can cut Cutler easily (no guaranteed money left, just $2M in dead money). Current deal has $31M over next 2 years, $72M over 4. https://t.co/DlR0bCnV2D
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 21, 2017
For his career, Cutler has thrown for 32,467 yards, 208 touchdowns and 146 interceptions.