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Cutler’s dilemma: Titans to court the Bears QB once he hits free agency

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 28th, 2013 at 12:35 am EST

The Chicago Bears have a huge dilemma on their hands.

Their quarterbacks going into next season are both free agents at the end of the season. And this Sunday could be the final time that both quarterbacks suit up for the Bears.

Jay Cutler (Getty Images)

Jay Cutler (Getty Images)

Josh McCown is rumored to be interested in retiring after having several successful spot starts in place of Jay Cutler.

And Cutler could leave via free agency, as some question remain whether he is the future quarterback for the Bears. Cutler is getting the call on Sunday as the Bears face the Green Bay Packers.

The winner of this game will win the NFC North Division and win a playoff berth. Bears head coach Marc Trestman has proven that he’s going to go with Cutler, even with the success of McCown.

While free agency does not officially start until March, there’s already a team that’s interested in Cutler. The Tennessee Titans have had internal discussions about adding Cutler in free agency.

Two years ago, the Titans took a gamble on former Washington quarterback Jake Locker. The 2011 8th overall draft pick has not worked out with the Titans, as he is just 8-10 in 18 starts.

And with the Titans expected to fire head coach Mike Munchak and general manager Ruston Webster, the Titans are expected to look for a new quarterback. Locker could be a back-up quarterback, but as of now, he is not a starter.

This is where Cutler comes in. Cutler is no stranger to the State of Tennessee, because he went to college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, which is where the Titans play.

The 30-year-old Cutler would give the Titans a proven starter, as he has been a starter in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and the Bears since the 2007 season. He has started a 103 games in the NFL so far with Sunday his a 104 career start.

Money will be a big factor if he stays with the Bears, or sign elsewhere. Should Cutler sign with the Titans, Locker would become his backup, and the team would release backup quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald.


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