Chicago Bears coach John Fox said at the NFL owners meetings that he expects an even better performance in 2016 from quarterback Jay Cutler, who had a career-high 92.3 passer-rating in Fox’s first year in Chicago.
"Jay is a guy that was a big decision for us, general manager Ryan Pace, and our organization," Fox said on ESPN’s NFL Live. "I thought he stepped up big. He made great improvements as far as his individual performance. We played more complimentary football for that to occur. He accepted responsibility of the football and for keeping it. I just think he is going to get better in Year 2 in our offensive system. The guy showed great toughness and great competitiveness, I thought in Year 1 under our regime."
Under the tutelage of former Bears offensive coordinator and current Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, Cutler passed for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions -- the lowest interception total for Cutler since 2011.
In 97 games played, Cutler is the Bears' top quarterback in every major passing category. He leads the organization's all-time lists in quarterback rating (85.5), completions (1,939), completion percentage (61.9), passing yards (22,384), passing touchdowns (150) and 300-yard passing games (16).
Last year’s quarterbacks coach, Dowell Loggains, replaced Gase in the offseason.
Loggains previously called plays for Tennessee Titans.