Former Chicago Bear offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod recalls when the Bears chose Jay Cutler over Josh McCown.
The year was 2013. The Chicago Bears were off to a 3-0 start under new head coach and supposed offensive guru Marc Trestman. Trestman had replaced Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season where the Bears just missed the playoffs. Optimism was in full bloom.
But, then a loss to the Detroit Lions. Jay Cutler, the talented but enigmatic quarterback, threw three interceptions and lost a fumble, four brutal turnovers in all. Week 5 brought another loss to New Orleans and two more Cutler fumbles.