Chicago Bears Rumors: Johnny Manziel Replacing Jay Cutler?
The Chicago Bears have found a new gem at quarterback with Brian Hoyer and such may have placed Jay Cutler’s future in question. The word out is that a potential trade involving 33-year-old veteran could be in the works unless John Fox decides to go a different route.Advertisement
That route is looking at available quarterbacks right now to take Cutler’s place. A looming candidate is Johnny Manziel, the former Cleveland Brown who recently got reinstated after serving a four-game suspension.
In this scenario, the Bears don’t have to worry about the pains of embarking on a trade. Signing Manziel on the spot gives them another quarterback option. If the 23-year-old ‘bad boy’ proves his worth, Chicago can opt to eventually cut ties with Cutler.
Release Can Happen After Cutler Decides To Play
Jay Cutler is currently out due to a thumb injury, something he claims is significant, CSN Chicago reported. While that injury is questionable in the eyes of some, the fact of the matter is that Cutler’s future with the Bears is rocky.
Hoyer’s breakout all the more pushes him to a spot though Fox still needs another quarterback in the mix. With Cutler in the IR, gambling on Manziel could be a viable option at least on a temporary basis.
It all depends as well on whether Manziel still wants to play ball. His career (and life) has been on the downturn so he may want to pick up the pieces. All that starts with a team willing to gamble on him and the Bears could be it, Fansided reported.
Potentially signing Manziel isn’t exactly their best option right now but given that Chicago scored a bit of a breakthrough against the Detroit Lions, taking a chance on Manziel at this stage than wait for Cutler to suit up and play sounds pretty reasonable.