2006. High point: Jay Cutler was named the Broncos' starting quarterback in Week 13 when coach Mike Shanahan decided he was more capable of leading the team to the Super Bowl than Jake Plummer. Low point: The Broncos missed the playoffs by losing 

On Thursday morning, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery announced that the team had signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a new seven-year contract that will, on its face, take Cutler through the year 2020 with one of 

We can get all full of ourselves and declare that Cutler now must hold up his end of the bargain, but those are empty words. He held up his end enough to get a sweet contract. Emery, the general manager, likes Cutler just the way he is or he wouldn't

We can get all full of ourselves and declare that Cutler now must hold up his end of the bargain, but those are empty words. He held up his end enough to get a sweet contract. Emery, the general manager, likes Cutler just the way he is or he wouldn't

So it's not surprising that four days after the Bears' 8-8 season ended — and 68 days before free agency opens March 11 — the Bears struck quickly in signing Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract. The team and/or Cutler could have waited to explore the

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