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No. 56: Jay Cutler

Six years ago he was viewed as a franchise savior. Now, on his third head coach and fifth offensive coordinator, with fans’ frustration boiling over, it has come down to this: Jay Cutler has one last chance to make it work in Chicago

The Trade That Was Never Going to Happen

All those rumors of huge offers for the No. 2 pick? Didn’t happen. The Titans never got an offer they seriously considered. That’s because Tennessee made sure everyone knew exactly what they thought of Marcus Mariota: He was always going to be their quarterback of the future

The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions

A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image

What Went Wrong with Jay Cutler?

How the collapse of the 2014 Chicago Bears is a lesson in leadership for the rest of the NFL

UNBEARABLE

Jay Cutler’s three touchdown passes lifted Chicago to victory over Minnesota, but they did little to make fans forget about what a miserable season it’s been. The Bears are now tied with the Vikings for last place in the NFC North, and the paying customers are screaming for a new face of the franchise

The Perfect Patriot

On Sunday night, America tuned in to see Tom Brady and Andrew Luck battle for AFC supremacy. Instead an undrafted journeyman running back stole the show. Plus, the Chiefs roll on, and what's next for Adrian Peterson?

Finding Mr. Right, or Stuck with Mr. Wrong

When a team has a franchise quarterback, it wins. When a team doesn’t, it loses, and the search to find one consumes the entire organization for years. Too simplistic? It’s the reality in today’s QB-centric NFL

Week 11 Fantasy Check: Running Back Values

Three running backs set for solid games this weekend, a couple of struggling quarterbacks who could put up big numbers, and a wide receiver who only catches touchdowns

The Thing About Jay Cutler...

The Chicago Bears can fire the head coach, the defensive coordinator, and the GM. But none of those moves would answer the most crucial question facing a franchise in shambles: Is their quarterback the leader he needs to be?

The Week 10 Mailbag

Revisiting the Jimmy Graham pass interference call at the end of regulation in the Saints-49ers game. Plus, answering reader questions about the Bears' problems, the Seahawks' passing issues and whether refs should police fumble dogpiles

Week 8 Twitter Mailbag

Any hope for the Bears or Jets? Should we worry about the Packers? These questions answered, and more

The Two-Minute Men

What the numbers reveal about the best NFL quarterbacks in crunch time

Bears Report: Can the Defense Keep Up?

Jay Cutler looked sharp in the opener and the wideouts will be top-tier again, but depth and health on defense remain Chicago’s big camp questions

Bears Preview: It All Depends on Luck, Growth

Injuries had their way with Chicago in Marc Trestman's first season as coach. But with renewed health, a rebuilt pass rush and progression on offense, the Bears should have what it takes to challenge for an NFC North title

Chicago Takes Charge

Bears coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler are taking the lead in establishing an ethical culture in Chicago's locker room. Plus, a new Dr. Z award, 10 things I think and my annual Father's Day book recommendations

The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations

After spending the offseason angling for a big-money contract extension, Colin Kaepernick got his deal. Is ex-teammate Alex Smith next? Some unique challenges stand in the way

The Bortles Conundrum

With the right coaching, Blake Bortles is a year away from being the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft. And that’s the problem. Which team will take the chance? Here’s an in-depth look at Central Florida’s fabulous and flawed QB

The NFL's Smartest QBs

Watching film and putting on pads makes players appreciate others who do the same every week. These five quarterbacks all stand out to me on film as being the most intelligent at their craft. Didn't make the list? Don't be mad, bro