Interactive graphic: Jay Cutler's stats when returning from an injury

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 12/12/2013, 01:31pm

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With Bears quarterback Jay Cutler back in the starting role while Josh McCown is coming off an NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor, what better time to stir the pot around the quarterback debate.

Mainly, how does Cutler do in his first game back after sitting out at least one game due to injury? We’re not counting his two season-ending injuries (MCL sprain in 2010 NFC title game and fractured thumb in 2011), so for comparison purposes, this will be the fourth time he’ll be returning from an injury during the season.

He’s 1-2 in his returns, and the Bears need to close the season on a four-game winning streak.

Here’s a closer look at his stats and how they compare to his season averages: