Jay Cutler hasn’t been the interception machine he once was

SHARE Jay Cutler hasn’t been the interception machine he once was

The Bears don’t appear to be what most would consider a “good” team, but that doesn’t mean it’s been a bad season. One of the biggest reasons why there is some optimism surrounding the team has been the improved play of Jay Cutler.

With the exception of the game and a half that Cutler missed due to injury, he has helped the team become, if nothing else, a true threat to defenses. While Cutler’s big play ability has always been there, what’s changed is his interception rate.

Cutler’s interception percentage is not only lower, when he does throw a pick he hasn’t made it worse.

Cutler has thrown multiple interceptions in at least five games in each of his previous seasons with the Bears. In every season but one he’s had one or more games with three interceptions, including a four interception game in 2010.

What’s even more interesting is Cutler’s passing frequency. On average, the Bears are throwing just as much this year as they have over the last two years. Cutler’s last interception came in the second quarter of the Bears game against the Chargers and was returned for a touchdown.

Cutler and the Bears will have their hands full against the Broncos secondary, which is the best overall and passing defense in the league. Denver has forced nine interceptions already this season, led by cornerback Aqib Talib with three.

The Latest
College students who will be living away from home for the first time need to inquire about voting requirements in the state where they intend to live for the next year.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ easily went through the Bears’ first-team defense (well, most of it) for a touchdown Saturday, but that’s not going to increase the urgency to get Smith back on the field. Still, Bears GM Ryan Poles will be challenged to have this impasse end well.
Raymond Comer, 37, was shot after officers “clearly directed [him] multiple times to not retrieve the weapon,” according to an arrest report.
About 5 a.m., a car was traveling south in the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when it ran over four males.
Victor Manuel-Reyes, 36, was arrested Friday after he was identified as the person who rode on a scooter and sexually assaulted women.