Jay Cutler Reaches Out to Plaxico Burress

Alan RubensteinAnalyst IIIApril 6, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants warms up for the game with the Arizona Cardinals on November 23, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants won 37-29.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

According to a report by Zach Zaidman on the Score Sports Radio in Chicago, Plaxico Burress has been contacted by new Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler.

Zaidman saw Burress at the Final Four in Detroit. The former New York Giants Wide Receiver was there to support Michigan State, his alma mater. According to Zaidman, Cutler sent Burress a text message saying they could use him in Chicago. 

Burress relayed that he loves Garrett's popcorn and Giordano's Pizza. He was also reportedly contacted by Donovan McNabb and former teammate Ben Roethlisberger.

After being released by the Giants, Burress was awarded $1 millon as a part of a grievance filed against the Giants last season for withholding bonuses from last season. 

He would be a perfect fit on the field for the Bears. Running back Matt Forte led the Bears in receptions last season with 63. Devin Hester led the Bears with only 665 yards and Greg Olson paced the Bears with five touchdowns.

All Burress needs to do now is clear up that felony weapons charge hanging over him.  There are indications is going to be able to plea the charges into a misdemeanor. That would likely reduce his prison sentence to three to four months. 

Don't doubt that Burress will land somewhere. His agent is Drew Rosenhaus. Rosenhaus is also the agent for Terrell Owens. The other teams likely to make a play other than the Bears, Steelers and Eagles are the Vikings and Raiders.

With a pro bowl quarterback on their roster for the first time in a generation, now the Bears need to go get Jay Cutler a play maker. If the Bears are able to get Burress, they make will a statement that they are a serious contender in the NFC.

Other big name receivers the Bears might consider include Torry Holt and Marvin Harrison. How good the Bears will be offensively might be determined on their ability to find Cutler a play maker on the outside.