NFL Rumors: Chicago Bears Trading Jay Cutler To Dallas Cowboys?
Jay Cutler, the veteran Chicago Bears quarterback, could be traded to the Dallas Cowboys before the start of the new NFL season, according to several reports.Advertisement
Cutler, a former Pro-Bowler, could potentially replace Tony Romo since the Cowboys quarterback has been ruled out of action for at least two months after suffering a fractured bone in his back during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks in the last week of August.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo is expected to return for the November 6 game against the Cleveland Browns, provided he would clear the necessary protocols.
However, the Cowboys are not banking on it and have a decision to make on their final 53-man roster ahead of the season opener. They have the option of placing Romo on the reserved/injured list and look to add a replacement quarterback.
Jay Cutler: A good fit with Cowboys?
According to Mike North of the Daily Herald, it makes perfect sense for both the Cowboys and Bears to explore trade talks for Cutler since Chicago could use cap relief and draft picks while Dallas is desperate for a quality QB.
North wrote in his column: “The Bears need starters and depth and a Cutler trade could generate some of that. Cutler needs talent around him and there just isn’t a lot here, and I also believe he’s missing the ‘it’ factor.”
The insider added that Cutler would be a good fit in Dallas’s offense and an instant upgrade from Dak Prescott, who has is currently coach Jason Garrett’s best option at quarterback.
“I think Dallas is desperate and Dak Prescott looks great as a backup QB, but can he continue to be the sensation of the preseason? It’s a long shot, but Cutler is Romo-light and maybe Cutler can succeed with a great offensive line like they have in Dallas.”
This Fansided writer argues that the Bears wouldn’t be making a wise decision by trading Cutler. “So let’s call Jay Cutler what he is, average. For the Bears in 2016, that’s okay. Oh, and by the way: Last year we saw a very average (based only on 2015) quarterback lead his team to a Super Bowl victory…”
The Bears have Connor Shaw, Brian Hoyer David Fales and Dalyn Williams in their quarterback depth chart. If they decided to part with Jay Cutler, Shaw would most likely emerge as the new starter.