The biggest trade of the offseason saw Jay Cutler go to the Chicago Bears. Cutler, according to Bears fans, is the savior quarterback that the franchise has lacked for years and years. On Saturday night, Cutler played extremely well and left his fans happy.
In a preseason game against the New York Giants, Cutler was 8-for-13 for 121 yards and one touchdown pass. The touchdown came in the second quarter on a one-yard pass to Desmond Clark. When all the dust cleared, the Bears beat the Giants by a final score of 17-3.
While all of Chicago was happy with Cutler’s performance, the quarterback himself wasn’t overly thrilled.
Said Cutler: “It’s preseason. Everyone got a little excited last week when we didn’t produce but we looked OK tonight. There’s still room for improvement, so we’re going to go back to work. We’re coming together as an offense. We’re not quite there yet.”
Also staring for the Bears was running back Matt Forte. On nine carries, the second year back gained 58 yards and scored a touchdown.
Both the Bears and the Giants are now 1-1 in preseason play.