Bears' Jay Cutler Ready to Throw Interceptions in New Offense
"I'm going to throw some this year," Cutler said Wednesday on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. "I'm not going to lie about that."
Of course, every quarterback throws "some" interceptions. But given that Cutler has at times been accused of not having the right mentality to be an elite quarterback, it's a little disturbing, if you're a Bears fan, to hear him talking so casually about how he's sure to throw more picks this season.
"There are going to be some balls that are picked off," Cutler added. "It's part of the game. But we can't worry about it. Defenses will make adjustments, we have to make them back."
In training camp Cutler is learning the new offense being installed by new coordinator Mike Martz, and he says mistakes are part of the learning process.
"Right now, we're all learning, we're all going through it," he said. "The only way to learn from these mistakes is to let the ball go and see what happens."
"See what happens" isn't exactly a Joe Namath-style Super Bowl guarantee, but at least Cutler's assessment is candid. There are going to be plenty of interceptions thrown by Cutler this season, and Bears fans just have to hope there won't be 26 of them.