For years, Jay Cutler has been on the cusp of elite status in the NFL, and the time for him to elevate to the next level is now. Cutler has always had the raw physical talents to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he has struggled in other areas on the field which held him back.
Cutler's Week 1 performance against the Falcons showed the league that he is ready to live up to his potential, and when he plays up to his potential, the league should watch out. Cutler threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener.
Bears fans had to be happy with the production from Cutler on the field on Sunday, and they should get ready to see this more often. Here are five reasons why this is the year that Jay Cutler finally breaks out.