Bears coach John Fox contradicts reports that Jay Cutler’s season is done
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox doesn’t believe he’s seen the last of Jay Cutler on the field this season. In fact, Fox isn’t ready to rule out Cutler for the Bears’ game against the Titans on Sunday.
“My experience with Jay, he's a tough son of a gun,” Fox said, via NFL.com, “so he doesn't go typical of the lengths people put into it as far as weeks and whatnot, so right now he's day-to-day.”
That’s not exactly what we were hearing earlier in the week, with reports that Cutler suffered a labrum tear in his throwing shoulder that could end his season. Fox made it clear Wednesday that the injury is not as serious as earlier reports indicated.
“It's not season-ending, contrary to the reports you hear,” Fox told reporters.
The Bears haven’t had a lot of luck keeping their quarterbacks healthy this season. Cutler missed five games due to a sprained thumb, Connor Shaw suffered a broken leg and Brian Hoyer sustained a broken arm.
If Cutler isn’t able to go Sunday, Matt Barkley is expected to start.