Cutler now a top-5 QB in NFL in completion percentage. Top-10 QB rating.

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    He is at #5 of the starting QB's in the NFL.

    His completion percentage is 67.3, which puts him two slots ahead of Aaron Rodgers (Rodgers is #7). Peyton Manning leads the NFL right now with a blistering 73.0 completion percentage.

    He is tied for 4th place in the NFL in TD's.

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    Those stats are for STARTING quarterbacks. You'll see some guys in there that only had a handful of snaps, who may place higher. Cutler is #5 of the starters.
     
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    I guess it's encouraging, but it's still way too early to tell what impact Trestman might have on him. I will say this, though. He didn't have a great game on Sunday, by any means. The offense should have done more to put the game away, but they didn't. Anyway, after the Steelers got to within four points, they had all the momentum. It seemed like the Bears would continue going 3-and-out and the Steelers would score again to win it. However, Jay stayed restrained and took what the defense gave him. The line wasn't playing particularly well, and we weren't running the ball well in the second half. That was a time where, in previous years, Jay would have forced something out of the need to make a play, and often times it would have lead to a dumb mistake and a turnover. However, he didn't panic late. He stayed calm and lead the Bears down the field. Although his stats weren't great for that game, he played a smart enough game where he didn't make a mistake that could turn the game around. He doesn't have to be Aaron Rodgers every game. If he can just stop making mistakes or forcing the ball, he will instantly become one of the top 10 QBs instantly.
     
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    All I'm doing is pointing out he's started out pretty solid. We're only 3 games into the season, so I'm not saying "he's fixed" now. But I do like to think Trestman is having a good impact on him.
     
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    I would never have guessed that Jay would be there this year. He is ahead of several notable qb's. He has been improving his play each week, so hopefully he can stay up there in the rankings. The bad side of it is that his price will be elevating with the exposure.
     
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    I've been thinking about this today. If Trestman can help Cutler reach his potential as a QB, then I'm fine paying Jay what he's worth. He's just hitting his prime years. He would have his best years ahead of him.
     
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    Agree. I would much rather pay up after a great season than 'kicking the can down the road' and signing him up because we have no one else.
     
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    You think he is worth $20M a year? That is the going rate for good QBs nowadays.
     
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    I think the most impressive thing about the steelers game was that he was under pressure later in the game, but he was able to sustain yet another drive late in the game, and he did not have a turnover at all.

    In years past the Steelers were a team that would sustain drives (mainly because of Big Bens ability to escape), then they could pin back their ears and come after a team with Blitzing and disgusing the coverage. That is exactly what they did to us when they had the momentum, but the difference this year was three fold;
    1. We have a better line
    2. Trestman saw it coming and made ADJUSTMENTs in his play calling
    3. Cutler and the O was prepared and coached better to be able to react when they saw the pressure.

    Winning like that is better in my mind than the two come from behind wins that we saw the previous two weeks.
     
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