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  1. Wolfman

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    What was he your best man or something?

    How is $2 or more for a #2 a hometown discount? His situation may be great here in Chicago, and I hope he does stay; but money's money...next season will very likely his last chance to cash in on a couple million dollar contract....all things being the same money-wise I would expect from to stay Chicago...however, if there is a large gap (like a million or more) between our offer and someone elses....he would be a fool not to take that money and run....I don't know McCown as well as you do, but I don't take him for a fool...
     
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    Regarding Cutler, you've described him well. This is a guy from a tiny town in Indiana, of less than 3000 people. He played at a tiny high school there. I've heard that he came from a very modest family. His dad was a career policeman, and I'd imagine he didn't make big money at all in southern Indiana. So, I agree with you, Jay probably would be a blue jeans and sweat pants kind of guy and isn't going to do the bling & entourage thing and blow his money foolishly. He's got a second child on the way now and a wife who seems like a "keeper" so I could see him wanting to have some stability here in Chicago. Sure, he could go elsewhere and chase the maximum cash - or he could stay here and have a very good career with a solid offense and coaches - and I'd imagine he has some good friends now on this team. Heck, he stuck it out through the bad times in Chicago. Why on earth would you leave, now that he has a dream-job and chance to win some Super Bowls here?

    Anyway, good post. I'm sure glad you're back posting here. One thing I like about this messageboard is that folks often don't agree - but they usually keep it respectful and debate issues rather than trash other posters (of course there are exceptions at times.....but usually it's pretty civil here).
     
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    Cutler is w/a woman that probably is worth as much, if not more then him, sooooo. But these contracts have very little to do w/how you live your life(PManning doesn't live extravegently and actually built a Hosptial in Indy) but those contracts are ego driven, it says that the team you play for beleives you are a top qb.

    And if you think Cutler is going to give up a 16-20 mil contrat for a 10-13 you are wrong, nor should he. And if you think he'd take a 16 mil contract and walk away from a 20mil, you are also dead wrong.

    as for Cutler/McCown, if Cutler were to get a 16 mil contract, and McCown got a 2mil contract, that is 18mil tied into your qb position and you still have to pay/replace 3 cb's, a DT, a G, MLB, SAM, a S, and about 10 other guys out of contract; and w/that 18mil you don't have enough to sign everyone. It's going to be some really hard decisions on what and how; and more then likely the Bears are going to be outbid on several players.
     
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    My gut feeling is that he'll get a decent contract offer from the Bears, but it won't be elite money, and Jay & his wife will weigh all the positives/negatives before signing anywhere. I'll bet it won't be a 100% money-driven decision. He'd be a fool to not look at the big picture. Ultimately his career and family goals will encompass more than the contract dollars alone. You make a good point, in that he is probably comfortable for life financially, no matter what this next contract is for. And he'll get a sweet deal from the Bears - they won't low ball him. But it won't end up making him the top QB contract in the NFL like the Ravens did with Flacco either.
     
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    Exactly^^^
     
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    Question is, if Houston or KC or Pitt or Arizona called him for 18-20 mil, why wouldn't he go?Big Ben is looking for a trade, Schaub is on his way out, Smith is good, but you just saw his limitations against Den, Arizona has Palmer for the year(I think). Are any of those teams really less attractive to Cutler compared to Chicago?
     
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    Arizona has Palm,er on a three year 26 million dollar deal.

    Cutler can't go anywhere for 18 to 20 million because we have the franchise tag. But, and this is very important in my opinion for any veteran, if you have good coaches and good weapons on your team, I'd be reluctant to leave for somewhere else that sucks. Add in the fact that if Cutler is the QB that wins a SB in Chicago, he'd be so popular in Chicago he could be the mayor once his playing career is over. Being a SB winner in this town can be worth a lot of money.

    For your earlier post, there is no way Cutler's wife has more money than Jay. Reality TV does not pay 10 million dollar a year salaries.
     
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    Thanks, didn't know AZ put themselves in that deep for Palmer, but Hous, KC and Pitt are no better or worse teams/coaches then Chicago, which was my point. And if he were to win a SB ANYWHERE he'd be set.

    You are correct btw, Kristin is only worth about 1.5 mil(looked it up) thougth she had done more then just the reality show.
     
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    Only Jay can answer that, but I figure he'll weigh the money AND the other factors too. The money, obviously is important. But I don't think this will be a 100% money driven decision. I really don't.
     
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    I wish my wife was only worth 1.5 million. :)
     
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