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OK, so hang onto your Bears caps for a minute and stay with me.
This one comes from you guys on Twitter, and at first, I scoffed, but the more I think about it, the more it's a good question.
Is Cutler the guy to take this team to the promised land?
I've become a much bigger supporter of Cutler throughout the season, so it's not an idea I thought of when Smith's firing was announced.
What was pointed out to me was that while Cutler does indeed have a poor offensive line, so does Aaron Rodgers, who manages to do far more than the Bears quarterback.
Cutler is good, but he's prone to some very bad decisions at times and very clearly gets rattled and falls apart. He doesn't often rise to the occasion the way Rodgers, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning so often do.
If you're going whole hog on rebuilding the team, one of the places to start is the quarterback position.
Now, for the opposite side of the argument.
First of all, it's all well and good to strive for Rodgers/Brady, but the reality is that those guys are few and far between.
You won't win Super Bowls with a schlub at quarterback; we know that. However, you don't need one of the top three quarterbacks in the league either. Eli Manning outdueled Tom Brady twice. Ben Roethlisberger won twice. Hell, Tampa Bay won with Brad Johnson at the helm.
Cutler is more than good enough to play for a championship in my opinion, and half of his issues come from a poor offensive line and lack of weapons.
He finally has some weapons in Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett, as well as a good running game in Matt Forte.
Give him an offensive line he can rely on, and you may see improvement everywhere. He's not Aaron Rodgers, but he's a very good option.
The second issue with dumping Cutler is this: Who are you getting to replace him? Do you try and trade for unproven Matt Flynn? Try and pry Kirk Cousins from Washington? Take a shot on a guy like Matt Moore?
You aren't drafting a better quarterback this year; that's for sure.
So who do you replace Cutler with?
Ultimately, I could see the Bears going a different direction and starting over. However, with the right coach, I believe Cutler can take the Bears to the Super Bowl and win it.
It's not a change I would make, but it certainly would shake things up for Chicago.