4 key Jay Cutler stats that new OC Dowell Loggains helped improve
The Chicago Bears saw a significant improvement in quarterback Jay Cutler's play this past season, when Dowell Loggains was brought on staff as the team's quarterbacks coach. Former offensive coordinator Adam Gase is now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins; Loggains was promoted to be his replacement for 2016.
These four stats helped Loggains land the job.
Via ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter:
Jay Cutler tied his career best for yds/att in 2015, when new Bears offensive coord Dowell Loggains was QB coach pic.twitter.com/srPEOwTPOj— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 13, 2016
Although Cutler's completion percentage dipped in 2015 (64.4), it was still the second best rate of his career. He may have completed an impressive 66 percent of his passes the year before Loggains came on board, but his average of 6.8 yards per attempt was the second worst of his career. That average bumped up to 7.58 this past season.
Cutler also threw nearly twice as many touchdowns (21) as he did interceptions (11), resulting in a Total QBR of 60.7 and a career-best passer rating of 92.3.
Loggains may be able to take his quarterback, who will be 33 in April, to the next level now that he has total control of Chicago's offensive show.