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Jay Cutler Weighs in on Bears Starting Justin Fields

David Kaestle
Jay Cutler gives his opinion on when Justin fields should start for the Bears.
Jay Cutler gives his opinion on when Justin fields should start for the Bears. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images
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When the Chicago Bears traded for Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos, he instantly became the best quarterback in franchise history, and probably still remains that to this day. Cutler's talent was always through the roof, it seemed his motivation was the only thing that held him back throughout his career.

Now, for the first time, the Bears have a quarterback in Justin Fields that could take that title away from Cutler. Since Chicago drafted the Ohio State signal-caller, plenty of people have given their opinion on when he should become the starter, given the other option is Andy Dalton. Cutler is the latest one.

Cutler thinks the Bears should let Fields sit behind Dalton for a while, let him watch and learn. He also gave his support for head coach Matt Nagy.

Cutler is still mostly beloved within the Bears' fanbase, so his words must carry some weight. At the end of the day this is probably the approach most teams would like to take with their rookie quarterbacks, but a lot of them don't have the choice. For many teams selecting a first-round quarterback they are doing so because their options at the position are slim to none.

Andy Dalton, despite being no superstar, gives them that luxury and they should take advantage of it, at least for a little while.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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