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Bears hedge bet with Cutler deal

Jay Cutler (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY)

At seven years, $126.7 million, Jay Cutler's contract is hefty but not debilitating. The deal actually leaves the Chicago Bears a lot of wiggle room in the future.

When it was announced by Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery this week that Jay Cutler was re-signed to a seven-year, $126.7 million contract, with $54 million guaranteed, the disapproval came flooding in from all corners of the NFL landscape. Many folks wondered how a quarterback who has won just one playoff game during his eight years in the league can command that type of money. The deal pays Cutler... Recommended Stories