Chicago Bears will release quarterback Jay Cutler


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chicago Bears have finally released quarterback Jay Cutler after he requested that they do so.

This year's free agent class is considered below average, but there are more than enough players available who could help the Bears in 2017 and beyond. Silver tweeted that the Jets and 49ers do not have enough interest to keep Glennon from signing with the Bears.

He has a career 69 wins to 72 losses.

If true, it must mean the Bears, as long suspected, are moving on from the disappointing Cutler and the final four years of the seven-year, $127-million contract extension he signed in 2014. Despite throwing 19 touchdowns with nine interceptions, Glennon went 4-9, and coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik were fired.

OT Andre Whitworth (Cincinnati) to LA Rams, for $36 million over three years with $15 million guaranteed, per USA Today's Tom Pelissero. By the last few years of his Chicago career he just had a frightful contract and was constantly annoying Bears fans with regular injuries, ill-timed interceptions and, yes, that constant bad body language when anything went wrong. In fact, it probably wasn't on that list at all, as we're seeing Bears fans react to yet another head-scratching allocation of cap space during a season where they'll undoubtedly draft a quarterback. According to Rapoport, Chicago is still expected to draft a quarterback, which underscores the Bears' desire to engineer a complete re-boot at the QB position. And in 2011, when he tackled San Diego's Antoine Cason after he picked Cutler off. Cutler broke his thumb, and a promising Bears season ended out of the playoffs. Aside from that, Cutler already played for Kyle's father, Mike, who shaped him to become a dependable quarterback. Since his very first game as a Bear, a four-pick disaster against the Packers, he's been easy to criticize, especially when compared with the two-time MVP quarterback a few hours north in Green Bay. Will they re-sign the best of their own remaining free agents in safety Bradley McDougald?