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Jay Cutler Must Show John Fox That He Is Worth Keeping Around

Recently Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stated that head coach John Fox “doesn’t have a choice” in regards to having confidence in him as the team’s starting quarterback. Cutler will assume the starting role as the Bears top signal caller after Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm in the Bears Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Now that Culter has made those remarks about the head coach having no other choice but to have confidence in him, he must now back up those remarks by playing lights out on the football field. The opposition standing in front of him will be a crucial Week 8 matchup on Monday Night Football against division rival the Minnesota Vikings.

Cutler picked a perfect time to make those statements; now he has to face an angry Vikings team that is coming off an embarrassing 21-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The following weeks will show if Cutler is a viable option at the quarterback position for the Bears in the foreseeable future.

But it all starts against the Vikings next Monday Night. Even if the Bears were to upset the Vikes, he must remain consistent in his performances on a weekly basis. At the age of 33, Cutler cannot afford to have another season of mediocrity.

However, if things do not work out in Chicago, he will probably get another opportunity with the other franchise in New York known as the New York Jets. Cutler in a Jets uniform will most likely be his last chance to be a starter in the NFL before he becomes a backup quarterback for various teams throughout the league.


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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