Bears sign Cutler to 7 year contract

By WEEK Producer

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Bears sign Cutler to 7 year contract

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 3:54 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler will not be testing the free-agent market this off-season. In fact the Bears will keep him around through the 2020 season.

Cutler's contract with the Bears just expired, and there had been speculation on his return, but that's all behind them now and he'll be back next season.

Cutler threw 19 touchdowns in 11 games this season and had the highest quarterback rating of his career.

He came to the Bears from Denver in 2009 and has 67 games under his belt since then.

In 2010, he guided the Bears to one playoff victory, but he hasn't gotten them back to the post-season since then.

First year coach Marc Trestman and Cutler have a good relationship and that seemed to carry weight in the decision to keep Cutler around.

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