Wideouts wearing out their welcome
MAR 26, 2:16p ET | The Sports Post
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 7:32a ET
News: Cutler is expected to be the Bears' quarterback in 2015, ESPN reports.
Impact: There have been no shortage of rumors linking Cutler to other teams, with Chicago's recent agreement to trade Brandon Marshall to the Jets only leading to more speculation. Of course, the Bears probably wouldn't get a great package in return for Cutler at this point, and they don't have an obvious path to finding a new signal-caller. Assuming he's back in Chicago, Cutler should have a solid supporting cast in the form of Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett, even with long-time friend Marshall headed out of town.
Rotowire: Feb 18 / 2:14p ET
News: Coach John Fox fell short of issuing Cutler a vote of confidence at this stage of the offseason, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With that in mind, Fox suggested that the Bears are "not up against a deadline" in terms of making a call on Cutler's future with the team, though it's worth noting that Cutler's 2015 base salary ($15.5 million) is guaranteed, while $10 million of the QB's 2016 salary is guaranteed if he's still on the Bears' roster on March 12.
Rotowire: Dec 28 / 5:57p ET
News: Cutler completed 23-of-36 passes for 172 yards and rushed three times for 39 yards during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Impact: Cutler took a step back this season, with a majority of the issues centered around turnovers, as he threw 18 interceptions and lost six of 12 fumbles. Making matters worse for the Bears is that they may be stuck with Cutler, as his $15.5 million 2015 salary is guaranteed, and if he is on the roster on the third day of the new league year, he'll get another $10 million guaranteed for 2016. The Bears will surely try to shop him, but with such a hefty cap hit for a quarterback with serious turnover issues, it might be hard to find an appropriate trade partner.