Cutler has not played since Nov. 10 and has been dealing with a high ankle sprain.
“We want to make sure that he feels good and we feel good,” Trestman said Wednesday. “We’re certainly very, very happy about the way Josh has performed, but this has been the plan and we’re going to execute it when Jay is ready to come back.”
Backup Josh McCown went 3-2 in five starts with a 109.8 passer rating, a 66.8 completion percentage, 13 touchdown passes and one interception in Cutler's absence. SI WIRE: Brian Urlacher: Josh McCown should start over Jay Cutler