Chicago Bears

Cutler Arrives In Chicago

LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 3:  Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach Lovie Smith are all smiles after introducing Cutler as their new quarterback during a press conference on April 3, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)
Owen StifflerContributor IApril 4, 2009

In Jay Cutler's introductory press conference in Chicago today, Cutler pleased many Chicago fans saying, "It's a dream come true."

No Jay, it's a dream come true for Chicago. 

Cutler addressed many issues surrounding the Bears and seemed very pleased with the situation he has gotten himself into after leaving Denver.

"I couldn't be more excited...I'm here to help this team win and bring a championship back to Chicago," said Cutler with a grin. Hearing that come out of the quarterbacks mouth probably created many more grins among fans in Chicago. 

Cutler didn't want to seem too overconfident though, "I'm not going to make any predictions...I'm going to do the best of my ability and be prepared and try to make us the best team possible. If you look over the roster, there's a lot of football talent and I think we're going to be really close."

With the Bear's current roster, they have given Cutler a great opportunity to succeed right away. With talented threats like Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Greg Olson, and former teammate Earl Bennett, along with the new and improved offensive line, it's no wonder Cutler is so pleased to have landed in Chicago.

And Cutler's glad to be accompanied with those threats, "I'm going to be a great teammate first." 

Looks like he'll be fitting into Chicago real quick. 

Though, Cutler does realize the magnitude he's gotten himself into, coming to a city who hasn't seen a franchise quarterback since—arguably—the World War II era.

When asked if he remembered the last time the Bears had a franchise caliber guy behind center he responded jokingly, "I don't think I was alive."

Whether or not Cutler will become the franchise guy the city of Chicago is hoping for, has yet to be seen. But for now, the city of Chicago can breathe a sigh of relief finally knowing who the starting quarterback is, hopefully for years to come. 



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