Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I'm convinced that without a top defense the Bears have no chance of winning a championship. In fact they'd struggle to even get that far because the only teams who have are teams who've been led by the best QBs in the entire NFL and without a great defense they usually lost. As far as Cutler goes he's not in the same league as those guys but he's still a top ten QB based on his passing skills. He still needs some fine tuning on his mechanics and his reads but that's what Trestman and Cavanaugh are for. I still believe Chicago hasn't seen the best of Jay Cutler yet. I watched him for 3 years in Denver, two of which he was the starter and played all 16 games, and what I saw was a guy who was a cut above a lot of other QBs. I saw Tom Brady play in Denver in his rookie year and although they are much different in style I saw much the same. I'm not saying he's an equal of Brady or Manning or even Rodgers but he's more than good enough to win a championship with and although the price tag for signing his was steep it was pretty much a market level deal and it was very cleverly done. It's essentially a three year deal with options to extend it. If Cutler can't win big and we've got another QB in the pipeline to replace him he'll be released or traded with no cap penalty unless they decide to restructure the deal. McCown is a very good backup but hell would freeze over before you'd win a championship with him and that's what Emery says he's after and now. That being the case now that he has his offense set and his QB under wraps he'd better get busy on his defense and make better personnel decisions on that side of the ball than he's done so far. He's got a one to two year window to make them a top ten defense again and the clock is already ticking. They can win a championship with Cutler but not without a top defense. No one can.