Jay Cutler will not finish out the season with the Chicago Bears as an active player. Some wonder if Jay Cutler will ever play for the Chicago Bears again. As millions of Bears fans take their moment to breathe a sigh of relief, it is difficult to ponder what should have been. And also wonder what is next for the Bears.
Could the Chicago Bears replace Jay Cutler with Tony Romo?
That question surfaced after Tony Romo's impassioned statement (transcript courtesy of ESPN) about his place on the Dallas Cowboys and what his future desires are.
"But then here you are sidelined without any real ability to help your teammates win on the field. That's when you're forced to come face to face with what's happened. Seasons are fleeting. Games become more precious. Chances for success diminish. Your potential successor has arrived, injured two years in a row and now in the mid-30s, the press is whispering, everyone has doubts, you've spent your career working to get here. Now we have to start all over."
The Chicago Bears are at a crossroads with Jay Cutler. Cutler, the Bears quarterback for the last eight years, coincidentally has had a career that closely resembles that of the Cowboys' Tony Romo. Both are risk-taking quarterbacks, with strong, Hall of Fame-level arms, sans the collection of playoff victories. Cutler and Romo have had praise heaped upon their shoulders as they were heralded as franchise saviors, only the Bears and Cowboys never were able to reap the benefits.