Brad Biggs: Signing JC to a long-term contract is not a slam dunk decision yet.

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    This was in reference to a "Mailbag" question this week. Biggs is basically saying the remaining games that Cutler plays will be needed to determine if he should be re-signed.


     
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    Here's more from the "Mailbag"

     
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    No way he gets a long term deal after this season. FT maybe.
     
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    I would agree w/that Jimmors, but again apparently all Emery and Trestman have talked about is how great Cutler has been, very postive talk. I know it's not a given seeing as they have to say these things, but it makes you wonder.

    I hope they don't give him a 4-5 year deal, I really hope they FT him.
     
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    Sometimes I wish we had a QB at one of the polar-extremes. Then the decision would be a slam dunk. Jay is somewhere in the middle. If you sit down and write out a pro/con list, you'd end up with stuff in both columns. With Angelo/Lovie it would be easy too. They didn't have the gears to develop anyone in-house so Jay would be here until he died of old age, while Emery/Trestman can actually evaluate talent at the position, and then coach the youngster up.

    It's a tough decision, at least for me as a fan. I wouldn't be crushed if we moved on from Jay.
     
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    Seeing McCown play has done nothing but destroy Jay's chances of getting a long term deal. If McCown had played crappy (like most backups), then we could say "ok, Jay is really important to this offense, we better re-sign him." But the fact that Josh has managed the games much more effeciently than Jay has, has only demonstrated that Trestman is the key to this offense, and that Jay is entirely replaceable.

    Combine that with the injuries and Jay's age, and its not looking good for him. If he was younger, then sure...i could see Emery locking him up for the long haul, or if Jay has played out the season uninjured, then i could see them signing him (since McCown wouldn't have been needed). As it stands, Jay's only hope is that they decide to FT him to give him one more shot to earn that huge contract.
     
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    Regarding McCown's play, I came across this today. McCown must be immensely popular in the locker room - and respected.

     
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    I think we SHOULD keep McCown, if nothing else, than to help a rookie out. Dude doesn't have all the physical gifts in the world, but, for the life of me, I can't think of a smarter backup we've had.
     
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    He'd be like Greise for Orton. I'm not a fan of it myself, but if he gives Cutler the warm fuzzies b/c he's not threat, and he could help move his replacement along, so be it.
     
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    The only thing I didn't like about Griese is that he didn't cut Rex's brakes before the big game.
     
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