Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who was traded to the New York Jets in March, said in a recent interview that he was “more mature” as a player because he’s “more comfortable” on the field.
“I’ve gotten better as a quarterback because of that,” Cutler said.
Cutler said he’s not sure whether he’ll play a full season with the Bears this season, but if he does, he’ll likely start behind a rookie quarterback in Cutler’s place.
Cutler, 26, was traded for two second-round picks in 2019, and he was expected to become a cornerstone for a young, young team that’s been inconsistent at times.
Cutler played well in the early part of the season, leading the Bears to a 12-4 record and the NFC North title.
He completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 1,917 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions in his first three games.
Cutler has a lot of questions to answer this season.
The Bears are 3-7 and in desperate need of a win after losing two in a row.
They have to go to Philadelphia on Sunday to close out a three-game homestand.
Cutler was also benched by the New England Patriots last week for missing two series of practice with a neck injury.
“It was a tough week, but we’ll go from there,” Cutler told the team’s website.
“You know, it’s a business.
I know how much we have to work on and I know what I have to do.
We’re not going to get too excited about any of it right now.”
The Bears lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 35-17 on Sunday.