Jay Cutler dressed up like a franchise quarterback for Halloween, and handed the Vikings their second loss of the season, 20-10, and their second loss in a row after an undefeated start. Maybe Cutler only gets up for games when he has the chance to give his employer a gigantic middle finger, but last night he played well.
Reports from Chicago earlier in the week indicated that head coach John Fox was “done” with Cutler as the starting quarterback for the Bears. Apparently, those reports were premature.
Fox may have reconsidered his position when back up Brian Hoyer, who had been playing out of his mind, went down with a broken forearm. The only remaining QB on the roster was former-Trojan almost-great, Matt Barkley. Not good enough to win games. If he’s the only other option, rolling out Cutler was a no-brainer.
Cutler didn’t disappoint in his return. He lit up the Vikings like a Camel filter at last call. He was 20/32, and threw for 252 yards and a touchdown in what was easily Chicago’s best game of the year against the now two-loss Vikings.
His 11-yard TD toss to Alshon Jeffrey in the 3rd quarter, gave the Bears an insurmountable, 20-3 lead. Most of all, Cutler was engaged, instead of a black cloud of imminent death patrolling the sidelines.
Jay Cutler pass doinks off Alshon Jeffery’s helmet. pic.twitter.com/3nzTnHvume
— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) November 1, 2016
The beauty of the situation in Chicago is that it doesn’t matter whether you like Jay Cutler or not. He’s playin’, screw you. Time to dust off the old rifle for one last shootout.
The Bears are done with Jay Cutler, just not quite yet. They got the W last night. A motivated Jay Cutler is tantalizing prospect, but it’s really just a desert mirage.
Jay cutler looks good tonight pic.twitter.com/nrJb71KlMg
— Martin Brian Ansah (@DaAnsahonSports) November 1, 2016