Report: Jay Cutler to be Bears quarterback next season

0:54 | NFL
Report: Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler expected to return
Tuesday March 10th, 2015

The Chicago Bears expect Jay Cutler to be the team's quarterback next season, reports's Chris Mortensen.

According to the report, there is "absolutely zero truth" to speculation that Cutler is on the trading block.


Last month at the NFL scouting combine, Bears head coach John Fox said that the team was evaluating whether Cutler should be the team's quarterback entering next season.

"I don't think there's any question there's ability and talent there," Fox said about Cutler. "There's a lot more that goes into that. We're evaluating that as we speak."

NFL rumors: Latest buzz around free agency, trades, 2015 NFL draft

Cutler, 31, set career highs in completion percentage and touchdown passes in 2014, but he also tied for the league lead in interceptions thrown.

Cutler said before the end of the season that he had no idea about his future with the team, even though he signed a seven-year, $126 million deal last off-season. He is set to make $15.5 million next season and will receive another $10 million if he is still on the team's roster at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.