Jay Cutler will be on the field today when the Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings.
Cutler missed last week’s game due to a concussion but has been cleared by doctors to play today.
The Bears wrote on Twitter:
“Jay Cutler will start today’s
#Bears game after being cleared by an independent neurologist Saturday.”
Cutler sustained a concussion during the Bears’ game against the Houston Texans on November 11 when Tim Dobbins hit the quarterback with an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit. (Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the hit.) Cutler missed the rest of the Texans game and last Monday’s game against the 49ers.
The Bears will have Cutler on the field today but they’ll be missing some of their offensive line starters. The Bears O-Line has performed poorly this year and Lovie Smith decided this week to demote starters Chilo Rachal and Gabe Carimi. ESPN reports that the Bears will rely on veterans Chris Spencer and Jonathan Scott to protect Cutler today.
The Bears are currently tied with the Green Bay Packers at the top of the NFC North with a 7-3 record. Chicago lost both games with Cutler on the bench, including an embarrassing 32-7 lost to the 49ers, and need to get back on track today against the Vikings.
Cutler has won his last four starts against the Vikings with 971 yards, 12 TDs and a 104.4 rating.