It's been known for a while now that Jay Cutler's days with the Chicago Bears are over. We just need to know when it is official.

Cutler has been involved in various trade rumors over the course of this season. If the Bears are unable to find a suitor, they will probably just cut him. However, it looks like they don't even need to do that as reports have came out saying that Cutler may retire from the NFL.

"(He's) one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play, whether they want to not play, retire, walk away," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Wednesday on NFL Total Access. "A lot of things in play here for Jay Cutler."

Cutler is 34 years old, so he's not too old for a QB. He has played 11 seasons, with the last eight of them being in Chicago. He's had some successful seasons, but this past one was extremely disappointing.

Cutler has a salary of $12.5 million for next season. He's unlikely to ever get near that total on the free agent market, so he probably prefers to be traded.

Cutler threw for only 1,059 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions last season. Backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley were able to throw for more yards than him.

Despite performance, another reason Cutler may retire is due to injuries. He had a ton last season, and the Bears' history of offensive line issues may have taken a toll on Cutler over the years.

Cutler will have to be medically cleared before a trade can be made for him. We'll see if a team takes a chance. I hope it's the Cleveland Browns. Just imagine... 


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