Lake Forest, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman confirmed that Jay Cutler will be their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Cutler successfully completed a full-speed workout Wednesday and had a good practice Thursday.
He performed a battery of on-field drills in which he went through drops and moved around in the pocket. He worked mostly off the script the club would be using in practice Thursday.
Trestman believes the workout Wednesday and practices Thursday and Friday will be “sufficient” to adequately prepare Cutler.
The Bears coach added that he wants to get as much ‘suddenness’ out of Cutler as they can.
“I think all the guys in the offense have been behind me the entire time. The coaches have kept me involved. I’ve been involved in the whole process each and every week,” Cutler said. “
Josh McCown started the past four games after Cutler suffered a severe high-ankle sprain in a Nov. 10 loss to the Detroit Lions.
The Bears won two of those four games while McCwon threw for 1,271 yards and nine touchdowns with only one interception. He also started in place of Cutler on Nov. 4 at Green Bay and led the Bears to a 27-20 victory.
”We said that from the beginning. Josh did a tremendous job filling in as the backup. Jay’s healthy and ready to go and will play on Sunday,” Trestman emphasized.