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With the Chicago Bears closing out 2015 with a disappointing 6-10 record, it is easy to try and forget about that season and look ahead to 2016. But it's also important to remember that quarterback Jay Cutler had the best year in his entire career last season, thanks largely to Dowell Loggains and Ryan Pace.
In 2015, Cutler had nine games with a QB rating of 90 or higher, and five games of 100+. He had the best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career (21:11), and despite all of the issues surrounding the offense, still managed to complete nearly 65% of his passes.
Fast-forward to 2016, and Loggains gets promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, and there are as high of expectations for Jay Cutler as there has been since he arrived in 2009. The offensive line-- while still a work in progress-- should be much better than last season, and he's got a healthy Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, and Kevin White to throw to.
In the season opener last week, Cutler threw for 216 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. And of course he was sacked five times.
This week, the Bears will be facing a Philadelphia Eagles defense that should have a bit more bend than the Texans. By no means will Philadelphia be a pushover, but there is a good chance for redemption on the offensive side of the ball this week.
Let us know your thoughts on our Over/Under this week for Jay Cutler.
- Passing Yards: 250.5
- Passing TDs: 2.5
- Interceptions: 0.5
- Sacks: 2.5