Bears sign Jay Cutler to seven-year contract

(USA TODAY Sports) Jay Cutler isn't going anywhere.

The Bears announced Thursday that the quarterback has signed a seven-year contract to stay in Chicago.

Q:Bears have been building around Cutler

Cutler, 30, was eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

"We'll find equal ground. We'll get it worked out," Cutler said Monday. "I don't know when it's going to happen. And eventually it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it, I'm sure."

He missed five games this season with groin and ankle injuries and 13 games in his five years with the Bears. When healthy, Cutler has led the Bears to a 39-28 record with 155 touchdowns and 112 interceptions. His 89.2 rating this season was a career high.

He completed 15-of-24 passes for 226 yards with two TDs and one interception in Chicago's season-ending loss to Green Bay on Sunday that gave the Packers the AFC North title over the Bears.

Cutler was the 11th overall pick in 2006 by Denver. The Broncos traded Cutler to Chicago following the 2008 seasons for two first-round draft picks.

The team also announced the signing of cornerback Tim Jennings and Matt Slauson.


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