In the offseason, the Bears drafted quarterback Jay Cutler, who was the No. 1 overall pick.
The Bears signed him to a three-year contract extension in February 2019.
They drafted cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the first round, linebacker DeForest Buckner in the second round, and cornerback Chris Conte in the third round.
They also drafted running back Tarik Cohen in the fourth round.
In the sixth round, the team selected running back Kenyan Drake in the seventh round.
After the season, Cutler had a disappointing NFL debut in which he finished the season on the injured reserve with a knee injury.
Afterward, Cutler was asked about his struggles in the Bears offense.
“I had a great season,” Cutler said.
“You know what I mean? “
I think it’s just a different mindset that I have to have.” “
You know what I mean?
I think it’s just a different mindset that I have to have.”
Bears fans are familiar with the struggles Cutler had with the Bears.
In 2015, he was traded to the New York Giants for linebacker David Bass and receiver Kyle Fuller.
In 2016, he left the team after two seasons and was traded back to Chicago for defensive tackle B.J. Raji and linebacker Kyle Fuller, but he struggled with injuries.
In 2017, he signed with the Green Bay Packers and was a disaster.
He was ineffective for most of the season and was injured for most or all of the postseason.
In 2018, Cutler signed a two-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings and the Bears did not use him.
Cutler was the Bears third-string quarterback for most years.
In 2019, he spent the first four weeks of the regular season on injured reserve, then he was activated from the reserve list and made his first NFL start.
Cutler led the Bears to a 24-20 victory over the Minnesota Packers.
In his debut, Cutler threw for 193 yards and three touchdowns, which tied the franchise record for consecutive games thrown by a Bears quarterback.
He completed seven of 12 passes for 139 yards.
The following week, Cutler’s ankle injury was diagnosed and he was released.
The next season, he started 12 games for the Bears, including three playoff games.
Cutler had five touchdowns and three interceptions, which led the NFL for passing yards.
Cutler played in two playoff games, losing both times to the Washington Redskins.
The 2017 season ended in a 7-9 loss to the Green Day Bandits in the Super Bowl.
Cutler finished with 7,857 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The 2016 season was a complete disaster, as Cutler threw nine interceptions and lost four games.
He threw for only 1,824 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Cutler made the Pro Bowl in 2017, but was cut before the season started.
Cutler also missed all of training camp and preseason due to an ankle injury.
The team had been looking for a backup to Cutler for the last three seasons, but none of the quarterbacks were ready for the season.
The organization signed a backup quarterback in 2018, who went on to start in the playoffs for the Texans and the Rams, but failed to win a playoff game.
Cutler started the 2017 season with the Texans, but his play did not improve.
He started the first two games and threw for five touchdowns in four starts before being cut in Week 1.
He returned to the Bears in Week 10, but finished the year on injured hold with an ankle problem.
He spent the entire season on injury reserve with an ACL injury.
In Week 3, he suffered an ankle sprain in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, but played in the final four games of the year and was waived on December 15.
In March, he returned to action in the regular-season finale against the Seattle Seahawks, but had to sit out the season with an undisclosed injury.
Cutler threw a touchdown pass to tight end Evan Engram in the last minute of the game.
After that, he never played again.
Cutler’s struggles were most evident in the 2018 season.
After being signed in January 2018, he had a poor rookie season.
He struggled to throw deep, completing 18 of his 34 passes for 231 yards with two interceptions.
His average completion percentage was 46.9 percent.
He also missed a significant portion of the team’s season with a groin injury, but returned to form in the postseason and won the 2017 NFC Championship.
In February, he completed 11 of 14 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 win over the Green Wave.
In May, he finished with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in a 21-20 win over Houston.
In June, he threw a 30-yard touchdown pass in the win over Kansas City.
In September, he missed four games with a