Jay Cutler: My 20 Question Interview

David EisleyCorrespondent IMay 8, 2009

LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 3: The Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is all smiles after being welcomed 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)

Here are the pressing questions I would love to ask Jay Cutler, and things I think he needs to answer for himself if the Bears are to be successful.


  1. What was your initial reaction when you found out the Broncos were trying to trade you? 
  2. Why did you feel that way?
  3. In retrospect, do you think you handled it properly?  Did you achieve the end you wanted?
  4. What was your first reaction when you found out you were going to the Bears?
  5. What was the first thing Jerry Angelo said to you? How about Lovie? 
  6. What’s it like to be reunited with Earl Bennett and Chris Williams, especially since you had so much success together at Vandy?
  7. Why do you think Earl struggled so much last year learning the playbook?
  8. Do you think Chris can bounce back from his back injury?
  9. Do you think not having receivers like Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal here is going to hamper your production?
  10. Matt Forte was such a big part of the offense here both running and receiving. Will you be content with checking down to the running back if receivers aren’t open?
  11. How happy were you that Orlando Pace was signed? How comfortable does having a great left tackle make a quarterback?
  12. Do you think Devin Hester can be your “go to” guy? What does he need to work on?
  13. How difficult is it to learn a new offense?
  14. Are there many similarities in formations, signals, terminology, and the like, between offenses?
  15. What are the biggest keys to your success running this offense?
  16. Do you think it will be tougher dealing with the Chicago media than the Denver media?
  17. I’ve noticed you get a bit agitated when a receiver drops a ball—do you think that affects either your play or the receivers, or both? Positively? Negatively?
  18. The Broncos struggled in a relatively weak division last year. What do you think were the team’s main problems last year after a good start?
  19. How important is a good start in the NFL? With a new team, will the record be more important, or the progress in gelling?
  20. Is this where you want to finish your career?