Player Bio

Jay Cutler
QB #6
Height:
6-3
Weight:
220
Age:
31
College:
Vanderbilt
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
21
INT
12
YDS
2,695
RTG
93.4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,287 3,710 26,762 7.2 177 124 244 1,555 85.5 317 1,358 4.3 7 74 31
2014 CHI 10 10 250 373 2,695 7.2 21 12 23 133 93.4 32 124 3.9 1 10 5
2013 CHI 11 11 224 355 2,621 7.4 19 12 19 132 89.2 23 118 5.1 0 5 3
2012 CHI 15 15 255 434 3,033 7 19 14 38 250 81.3 41 233 5.7 0 8 4
2011 CHI 10 10 182 314 2,319 7.4 13 7 23 159 85.7 18 55 3.1 1 7 3
2010 CHI 15 15 261 432 3,274 7.6 23 16 52 352 86.3 50 232 4.6 1 10 6
2009 CHI 16 16 336 555 3,666 6.6 27 26 35 204 76.8 40 173 4.3 1 9 1
2008 DEN 16 16 384 616 4,526 7.3 25 18 11 69 86 57 200 3.5 2 5 2
2007 DEN 16 16 297 467 3,497 7.5 20 14 27 153 88.1 44 205 4.7 1 11 4
2006 DEN 5 5 81 137 1,001 7.3 9 5 13 85 88.5 12 18 1.5 0 8 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 BUF L 20-23 34 49 69.4 349 7.1 2 2 2 8 86.2 -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @SF W 28-20 23 34 67.6 176 5.2 4 0 1 6 119.2 5 25 5 0 1 0
3 @NYJ W 27-19 23 38 60.5 225 5.9 2 0 4 28 94.7 5 14 2.8 0 1 1
4 GB L 17-38 22 34 64.7 256 7.5 2 2 1 4 82.5 3 29 9.7 0 2 0
5 @CAR L 24-31 28 36 77.8 289 8 2 2 4 27 95.5 3 22 7.3 1 1 1
6 @ATL W 27-13 26 38 68.4 381 10 1 0 2 6 109.6 6 4 0.7 0 -- --
7 MIA L 14-27 21 34 61.8 190 5.6 1 1 3 18 74.4 2 3 1.5 0 3 1
8 @NE L 23-51 20 30 66.7 227 7.6 3 1 3 18 108.6 1 6 6 0 1 1
10 @GB L 14-55 22 37 59.5 272 7.4 1 2 3 18 68.8 2 0 -- 0 1 1
11 MIN W 21-13 31 43 72.1 330 7.7 3 2 0 0 98 5 21 4.2 0 -- --
12 TB W 21-13 17 27 63 130 4.8 1 0 3 18 87 -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters sixth season in Chicago as franchise leader in career passer rating (83.1), completions (1,258), attempts (2,090), passing yards (14,913) and passing yards per game (222.6), ranking second in completion percentage (60.2) and passing touchdowns (101) in 67 games played as a member of the Bears… For his NFL career, has started all 104 games played in eight seasons with Denver (2006-08) and Chicago (2009-13), completing 2,020 of 3,310 pass attempts (61.0 percent) for 23,937 yards, 155 touchdowns and 112 interceptions for a QB rating of 84.6… Has added 1,234 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 285 career carries (4.3 ypc)… Earned Pro Bowl nod after 2008 season… First quarterback in Bears franchise history to post three 3,000-yard passing seasons (2009, 2010 and 2012)… Six-time team captain with Denver (2008) and Chicago (2009-13)... Posted a 27-3 record (.900) as a starter when accumulating a QB rating over 100.0 in the regular season (1-0 in playoffs)… Thrown for 300+ yards 19 times during his career, including 9 as a member of the Bears, tied for most in franchise history… Became the first quarterback in Bears franchise history to post back-to-back seasons with 20+ TD passes (2009-10)... Became the fastest Bears QB to throw for 3,000 yards, doing so in just 13 games to start 2009 season… Holds Chicago franchise records for single-season attempts (555) and completions (336) in 2009… One of four players in NFL history to reach the 4,500-yard passing mark in one of his first three seasons: Dan Marino (1984), Drew Bledsoe (1994) and Matthew Stafford (2011)… Is currently second in Broncos franchise history in completion percentage (minimum 500 attempts), sixth in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns, and seventh in attempts… Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw multiple TD passes in each of his first four games… In 2 postseason starts, completed 21-of-42 passes for 354 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT… Posted 2 rushing TDs and 2 passing TDs in playoff game vs. SEA (1/16/11), one of three players in NFL history to accomplish the feat along with Otto Graham and Colin Kaepernick.
PRO CAREER: Enters sixth season in Chicago as franchise leader in career passer rating (83.1), completions (1,258), attempts (2,090), passing yards (14,913) and passing yards per game (222.6), ranking second in completion percentage (60.2) and passing touchdowns (101) in 67 games played as a member of the Bears… For his NFL career, has started all 104 games played in eight seasons with Denver (2006-08) and Chicago (2009-13), completing 2,020 of 3,310 pass attempts (61.0 percent) for 23,937 yards, 155 touchdowns and 112 interceptions for a QB rating of 84.6… Has added 1,234 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 285 career carries (4.3 ypc)… Earned Pro Bowl nod after 2008 season… First quarterback in Bears franchise history to post three 3,000-yard passing seasons (2009, 2010 and 2012)… Six-time team captain with Denver (2008) and Chicago (2009-13)... Posted a 27-3 record (.900) as a starter when accumulating a QB rating over 100.0 in the regular season (1-0 in playoffs)… Thrown for 300+ yards 19 times during his career, including 9 as a member of the Bears, tied for most in franchise history… Became the first quarterback in Bears franchise history to post back-to-back seasons with 20+ TD passes (2009-10)... Became the fastest Bears QB to throw for 3,000 yards, doing so in just 13 games to start 2009 season… Holds Chicago franchise records for single-season attempts (555) and completions (336) in 2009… One of four players in NFL history to reach the 4,500-yard passing mark in one of his first three seasons: Dan Marino (1984), Drew Bledsoe (1994) and Matthew Stafford (2011)… Is currently second in Broncos franchise history in completion percentage (minimum 500 attempts), sixth in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns, and seventh in attempts… Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw multiple TD passes in each of his first four games… In 2 postseason starts, completed 21-of-42 passes for 354 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT… Posted 2 rushing TDs and 2 passing TDs in playoff game vs. SEA (1/16/11), one of three players in NFL history to accomplish the feat along with Otto Graham and Colin Kaepernick.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2010 - NFC Offensive Player of the Week vs. PHI (11/28). 2009 - NFC Offensive Player of the Week vs. MIN (12/28). 2008 - Pro Bowl; AFC Offensive Player of the Month (9/08); AFC Offensive Player of the Week at CLE (11/6); FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week at CLE (11/6), at NYJ (11/30) and vs. KC (12/7).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Denver in the first round (11th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft... Signed by the Broncos (7/27/06)... Traded to Chicago (4/2/09)… Signed 2-year contract extension with the Bears (10/20/09)... Signed 7-year contract with Chicago (1/2/14). SIGNED through 2020

2013 SEASON: Started all 11 games played, completing 224-of-355 passing attempts for 2,621 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a 89.2 passer rating, the sixth-highest passer rating in single-season franchise history... 63.1 completion percentage and 238.3 passing yards per game were both second-highest in franchise annals... Had two 300-yard passing games (9/29 vs. DET and 10/6 vs. NO)... Had two game-winning touchdown drives in the fourth quarter (9/8 vs. CIN and 9/15 vs. MIN)... Part of an offense that set franchise single-season records in net yards (6,109), gross passing yards (4,450), net passing yards (4,281), passing touchdowns (32), completion percentage (64.4%), passer rating (96.9), first downs (344) and passing first downs (215) while ranking second in Bears history in points scored (445). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 11-11

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Completed 255 of 434 passing attempts (58.8 percent) for 3,033 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 81.3 passer rating… 3,033 passing yards were seventh most in single-season franchise history, 255 completions were eighth and 19 touchdown passes were 10th… Added career-high 233 yards rushing on 41 attempts (5.7 ypc)… Started all 15 games played… Missed Game 10 at SF (11/19) due to a concussion. 2011 - Finished with a QB rating of 85.7, completing 182-of-314 passes for 2,319 yards in 10 starts… Tossed 13 TDs and 7 INTs… Carried the ball 18 times for 55 yards (3.1 avg) and 1 TD… Had two 300-yard passing games (312 - Week 1 vs. ATL and 302 - Week 3 vs. GB). 2010 - Finished with a QB rating of 86.3, completing 261-of-432 passes for 3,274 yards in 15 starts… Tossed 23 TDs and 16 INTs… Carried the ball 50 times for 232 yards (4.6 avg) and 1 TD… Finished seventh in the NFL in yards per attempt (7.58)… Posted a career-high 146.2 QB rating vs. PHI (11/28), throwing a career-high 4 TD passes… Completed 21-of-42 passes for 354 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT in 2 postseason games, including a QB rating of 111.3 in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. SEA (1/16). 2009 - Set franchise mark for single-season completions (336) and attempts (555), while throwing for 3,666 yards - the second highest mark in franchise history… Threw a career-high 27 TDs, third-most in Bears single-season annals… Became the fifth QB in Bears history to start all 16 games in a season… Finished with a passer rating over 100.0 on five occasions… Ran for 176 yards on 43 carries (4.3 ypc), the sixth most yards of any QB.  2008 - Broncos team captain, starting all 16 games, completing 384 of 616 attempts for 4,526 yards, including 8 games of 300+ yards… Completions and passing yards both rank second in Broncos single-season history… Ranked third in the league and led the AFC in passing yards… Became the third player in League annals to throw for more than 4,500 yards and rush for more than 200 yards in a single season (Daunte Culpepper, 2004; Warren Moon, 1990)… Threw his 50th career touchdown pass in his 33rd game, becoming the fastest player in Denver history to reach that mark. 2007 - In his first full season as a starting quarterback for Denver, completed 297-of-467 (63.6 percent) passes for 3,497 yards, 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 88.1 passer rating in 16 starts… Rushed for 205 yards on 44 carries (4.7 avg.) and 1 TD to rank fourth in the league in rushing among quarterbacks… Posted five games with a completion percentage of at least 70 percent. 2006 - Started the final five games of his rookie season after being named Denver’s starter on Nov. 27… Completed 81-of-137 (59.1%) passes for 1,001 yards with nine TDs and five INTs... Became the first rookie in NFL history (second player overall) to throw multiple touchdown passes in each of his first four games played… Also became just the second rookie in league history (fifth player overall) to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his first four starts… Posted the second-highest TD percentage (6.6) and third-highest TD-to-INT ratio (1.8) among NFL rookies since 1970 (with at least 125 passing attempts) and set Denver rookie records for passer rating (88.5) and completion percentage (59.1).

COLLEGE: Three-year captain started all 45 career games played at Vanderbilt University (2002-05) where he completed 710-of-1,242 passes for 8,697 yards with 59 touchdowns and 34 interceptions… Rushed for 1,256 yards on 453 career rushes with 17 touchdowns… Set school career records for total offense (9,953 yards), touchdown passes (59), passing yards (8,697), pass completions (710), pass attempts (1,242) and combined touchdowns (76)… Ranked ninth in the nation in total offense (298.9 yards per game) as a senior while completing 273-of-462 passes for 3,073 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions as he became the first Commodore to be named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year (coaches and media) since 1967… Named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (nation’s top senior quarterback) as well as a first-team all-SEC pick by the league’s coaches after leading the conference with a school-record 3,288 yards of total offense… Became the first quarterback in school history to record four consecutive 300-yard passing performances as a senior with a stretch that included Vanderbilt’s first win against Tennessee since 1982 in its season finale in Knoxville, Tenn… Started 11 games for the Commodores as a redshirt freshman, earning third-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and first-team freshman all-SEC accolades from the league’s coaches and the Associated Press.

PERSONAL: Started at quarterback and safety for three years at Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Ind.... Received first-team all-state honors (Associated Press) as a senior, leading the school to a 15-0 record and its first state title by hauling in a game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass off a lateral to win the championship... Connected on 122-of-202 passes for 2,252 yards with 31 touchdowns while rushing 65 times for 493 yards with 11 touchdowns during his senior campaign... Also was a first-team all-state selection in basketball and garnered honorable mention all-state accolades as a shortstop... Completed his bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt in December 2005... Grew up in a subdivision called Christmas Village in the Southern Indiana town of Santa Claus... Diagnosed with Type I diabetes in mid-April 2008... Started the Jay Cutler Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged children and those suffering from diabetes… Cutler and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, have two sons: Camden and Jaxson… Father, Jack, worked for the Indiana state police and his mother, Sandy, was a part-time teacher.

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