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As much as I dislike Jay Cutler, I have a feeling that he's going to have a fantastic year for the Chicago Bears.
Last season Cutler missed six regular season games due to injury but still posted respectable numbers.
In 10 games of work, the Vanderbilt man tossed 2,319 yards and 13 touchdowns despite missing so much playing time.
Other than injuries, two major things that have Cutler since his arrival in Chicago has been inconsistency and lack of quality receivers.
In terms of the consistency, Cutler has thrown for over 3,000 yards on four separate occasions, but his passer rating has never been higher than 88.1. Also, Cutler's issue of throwing stupid passes and trying to make too much happen has been a trademark of his career thus far.
However, the Bears went out and tried to solve the second problem by bringing in Cutler's former teammate Brandon Marshall.
Sure, Marshall is a knucklehead and gets in all sorts of trouble, but he's a player that can obviously create a lot of offense through himself. Also, Marshall draws attention to himself when he's on the field which takes it away from others, giving the rest of the receiving corps the ability to get open.
I think that with the acquisition of Marshall and Cutler's growing maturity, this will be the year the quarterback steps it up, limits the interceptions, and puts up healthy, efficient numbers.