After losing a dozen starts to injury over the past three campaigns, Jay Cutler is beefing up.
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman recently emphasized the work his quarterback has put in to squelch a four-season streak of missing at least one game due to his health.
"Jay has really worked hard in the offseason, and he has always been a hard worker in his conditioning and his training, but he has really amped it up," Trestman told SiriusXM NFL Radio this month, per the Chicago Tribune.
"He's bigger, he's stronger than a year ago, and he has really focused on staying physically well for the entire season. That's No. 1 -- we've got to keep him standing, keep him safe. And we see the improvements he's made in working on different issues in his mechanics, and I think he's feeling very comfortable back there in Year 2."
Cutler was the #6 QB through the first six weeks, but finished with the #22 PPG on the year. His early season play is more representative of his potential in Marc Trestman’s offense, assuming he can stay injury-free. He has a ton of talent around him and Trestman loves to throw. Staying healthy will be key.