Not that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wasn’t rich already; by all means, he is. But the team has ensured that he will remain with the team for at least two more seasons – and he has 30 million reasons to call Chicago his home.
The team and Cutler has agreed on a two-year extension that will keep him in a Bears uniform until the 2013 season and will pay him $30 million during that period. The terms of the deal specify that Cutler will receive $20 million in guaranteed money through the extension.
The fact that the Bears put out so much money out there for Cutler is an indication of their faith in him as the team historically has been either a run-based and/or a defense-based team. And suffice it to say, he is an upgrade over previous starter Kyle Orton, although to be fair, Orton is doing a fine job in Denver as the Broncos are undefeated thus far this season.