The Bears quarterback is expected to miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per source informed of his injury. He's out at least two weeks, but it could be longer. Jimmy Clausen will start for Chicago in Week 3.
Cutler suffered the injury while trying to prevent a pick-six in Chicago's 48-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Cutler suffered no major damage to his hamstring. Jimmy Clausen will likely start when they visit defending NFC champion Seattle (0-2) this weekend. It's a downgrade for the entire Bears offense headed into a hornets nest in Seattle. Star WR Alshon Jeffery missed Week 2 so his status could be key to Clausen's success in Week 3.
Jay Cutler is once again the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Just like that.
In yet another surprise twist in a season full of unpredictability, the Bears announced Monday afternoon that Cutler would start their regular-season finale Sunday against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The move came in concert with the team’s announcement that Jimmy Clausen has been ruled out for the finale after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Clausen took a vicious helmet-to-helmet shot from Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah on the Bears’ final drive of Sunday’s 20-14 loss at Soldier Field. And while Clausen remained on the field for four more plays – three incompletions and a loss-sealing interception – the Bears said in a news release Monday that the 27-year-old experienced delayed symptoms as a result of the collision.
After weeks of offensive futility, the team has benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen prior to Sunday's contest against the Detroit Lions, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to two sources informed of the situation.
Cutler owners who are still alive are going to have to find another option this week, and Clausen isn't an attractive start. He has a career 5.2 YPA and it's a difficult matchup against the Lions. It's a downgrade for the entire offense, including Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. On the flip side, the Lions defense is still a very strong play in Week 16.