So, if Jay misses time as expected, what do you do with him?

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What would YOU do with Jay Cutler?

  1. Resign to a sub $80 million, long term contract

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  2. Resign him to a short term deal, based on incintives

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  3. Resign/Franchise him, with the intention of drafting a QB

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  4. Franchise and trade him to another team

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  1. Henry Burris

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    Personally, I don't think it makes a lot of sense to let him walk, or to sign him to a big contract. I would absolutely draft a guy, with the intention being, that Jay Cutler is the starter, but is only another injury away from being jettisoned out of Chicago.
     
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    while hes here he is our starting qb, but. thnk theres a big chance hes gone after this season, only if he takes a smaller contract. problem is b marsh will follow him
     
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    At this point, I don't even tag him. MCown outplayed him, and I'm now sure we can replace him with a good FA or draft. I think he can still be good, moneywise we have too many other needs. Sign him to a small incentive-laden contract and work toward developing a guy for the future. If BMarsh walks, we have AJ to take over.
     
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    Depending on the severity of this groin injury I think you have to resign him to a short term deal. Franchise tag would be too freakin' big and limit Emery's ability to build a 53-man roster. But I think if Cutler goes into the free agent market that the ball is in his court. He's going up against the likes of Derek Anderson, Josh Freeman, Rex Grossman, Chad Henne, Dan Orlovsky (and not much else) so his agent could easily create a bidding war with how many teams need a quality starter.
     
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    got to FT him, it's 18 of your 50 mil, for 1 year. If you can get him to agree to a short term 3-4 year deal at sub 18 mil great, but I don't think he'd go for that, he can walk into FA and get much more, see the above post. A team like the Jags or Houston or Az would easily pay him a 100mil.

    If he plays outstanding next year start to finish and stays healthy for most the year, then give him that 100mil contract.
     
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    I disagree Ricky. I don't know exactly how it would pan out, but if hes out for the season, no one will give him 100 mil, not even the jagoffs.
     
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    McCown had a good day. Let's not "crown" him as better than Cutler just yet. You want to always be getting better as a team. Consequently, you don't completely part ways with Cutler until you have a better option. Watch the games on any given Sunday, and see the teams that have NO hope due to mediocre (or worse) quarterbacks. If it was as easy as just "draft a guy" or "grab a FA" and buy your Super Bowl tix, well, don't you think EVERY team would take that cheap way out?

    There is no free lunch here.

    Cutler is replaceable, but that doesn't mean he's easy to replace. Let's get a solid guy in the fold, before we walk away from Cutler. Get him for at least one year while Trestman can put together a viable "Plan B" here.
     
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    As far as staying in this season, I'm hoping McCown can play well. If he starts to go into the Jason Campbell/Caleb Hanie direction, I'll vote to pack up shop, and hope for a good draft pick, but until both that, and Jay being done for the season happen, I hope this ship can be righted.
     
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    If Jay is done, we are done. McCown can't and will not sustain this high level of play and you know it
     
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    So far, Jay Cutler is the guy who led us to one less Super Bowl than Rex Grossman. Think about that.


    Not all Jay's fault, but he hasn't been consistently productive. I think the money could be put to better use, IMHO.
     

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