Jay Cutler and John Fox are making Rick Reilly look bad

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Chicago Bears head coach John Fox talks to quarterback Jay Cutler (6) as Cutler walks to the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rick Reilly is paid by ESPN for two reasons, telling stories and having bold opinions. He showcased the latter in January when the Bears hired head coach John Fox.

At the time, Reilly seemed confident that the relationship between Fox and the Bears was destined for failure for one big reason; Jay Cutler.

Through the first twelve weeks of the season, Cutler has done nothing to put Fox’s job in jeopardy. The Bears quarterback is arguably having one of his best seasons with the team, despite a lack of overall talent on the team.

In fact, with the resurgence of both the Bears offense and Cutler specifically, someone on the Bears staff is getting his resume ready, but not because he is going to be fired. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase will likely be one of the hottest names during the offseason head coaching search.

To be fair, Reilly is far from the only person who believed Cutler would cause problems for Fox and the new staff. Despite his good play, he may still regress to his perception as a “coach killer.” However, so far, Cutler and Fox have worked as well as anyone could expect.

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