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Revisiting Jay Cutler's history with ex-Bears' offensive coordinators

Jay Cutler had arguably his best season under former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who is now the head coach in Miami. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The number of offensive coordinators Jay Cutler has worked with in Chicago matches the number on his jersey: six.

Former quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, who speaks to reporters on Wednesday, is the latest Bears playcaller to arrive on the scene.

Here is a quick look at the five men who preceded Loggains and their success and failures with Cutler.

Ron Turner (2009)

Highlight: Cutler threw a career high 27 touchdown passes.

Lowlight: Too many to narrow down to just one. Cutler finished the year with his worst ever quarterback rating (76.8) and interception total (26). Cutler fired four interceptions in his prime-time Bears debut at Lambeau Field in Week 1. Later that year Cutler tossed five picks (zero touchdowns) in a horrific Thursday night effort at San Francisco. Cutler also posted a 7.9 passer rating in a blowout defeat at Baltimore in Week 15.

Aftermath: Lovie Smith fired Turner after the season. Turner is now the head coach at Florida International University.

Mike Martz (2010-11)

Highlight: Cutler won the only postseason game of his career with a 2010 NFC divisional playoff victory over Seattle. Cutler passed for two touchdowns (111.3 quarterback rating) versus the Seahawks. The next year, Cutler led the Bears to a 7-3 record before breaking his thumb trying to make a tackle after an interception. Minus Cutler, the Bears lost five of their final six games and missed the playoffs.

Lowlight: NBC cameras picked up Cutler yelling an obscenity at Martz during a game. That pretty much summed up their relationship. Martz and his assistant frequently sent plays in late from the sideline, forcing the Bears to burn timeouts. That drove Cutler crazy.

Aftermath: Martz left the team after 2011. He is now retired.

Mike Tice (2012)

Highlight: Cutler completed 18 of 24 pass attempts for 275 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 4 road win at Dallas.

Lowlight: Also in Dallas, television cameras recorded footage of Cutler refusing to speak to or even look at Tice on the sideline. This happened two weeks after Cutler famously bumped offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb during another four-interception performance versus Green Bay.

Aftermath: Tice lost his job when the Bears fired Smith following the 2012 season. Tice is now the Oakland Raiders offensive line coach.

Marc Trestman/Aaron Kromer (2013-14)

Highlight: Cutler completed a career-best 66 percent of his passes in 2014.

Lowlight: The rest of 2014. Trestman benched Cutler in Week 16 after Kromer told a national reporter the club had “buyer’s remorse” over extending Cutler’s contract. Talk about a train wreck.

Aftermath: Trestman and Kromer were fired following the 2014 season. Trestman is currently the offensive coordinator in Baltimore. Kromer coaches the offensive line in Buffalo.

Adam Gase (2015)

Highlight: Cutler finished the year with a career high 92.3 passer rating.

Lowlight: The only real negative occurred in Week 17 when Cutler tossed three picks in a disappointing home loss to Detroit.

Aftermath: Gase left to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Head coach John Fox promoted Loggains in January.