Does John Fox believe in Jay Cutler?

2021年10月29日 by 没有评论

Night net null null null The relationship between John Fox and his reluctant quarterback, Jay Cutler, seems, shall we say, tepid at best these days.One would be led to believe that, in a perfect world, the Bears coach would have much preferred to ride out the rest of the season with backup Brian Hoyer under center. But a broken left forearm curtailed Hoyer's surprise success, so it's back to Cutler for the foreseeable future, beginning Monday night against the first-place Vikings. Asked Tuesday by reporters if he felt he has Fox's support, Cutler put it bluntly.MORE: Night net Week 8 Power Rankings: How low does Chicago go? "He doesn't have a choice, I guess, at this point," he said, via the Chicago Tribune. "Brian is out, so I've got to go. I've had good conversations with Foxy this week, last week, the week before. There's never been any strain in our relationship. We're both very open and honest, and we're on the same page. We just want to win football games."Cutler, out since Week 2 with a sprained right thumb, wasn't exactly inspiring confidence in the early going, throwing for just 373 yards, a touchdown and a pair of interceptions before exiting halfway through the Bears' second loss of the season. He was spelled by Hoyer, who promptly threw for more than 300 yards and no interceptions in ea

ch of his four starts before getting injured in his fifth start against the Packers."Brian did a good job, but I wanted to be out there," Cutler said Tuesday. FANTASY: Week 8 quarterback rankingsThe steady journeyman, signed in the offseason, breathed new life into an offense that had improved every week until Hoyer got hurt Thursday. Many expected he would retain the starting job even when Cutler returned to full health. Fox himself admitted "we don't have a plan" two weeks ago when asked whether Cutler would recapture his old role.With Hoyer now on injured reserve, Fox, during his media availability earlier Tuesday, insisted, "Jay kind of knew all along what our plan was, and that’s the important thing."Funny how quickly things change.