Bears GM Not Interested In Using Franchise Tag On Jay Cutler | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Bears GM Not Interested In Using Franchise Tag On Jay Cutler

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on Google+

jay-cutler-free-agency-chicago-bears

Could we be seeing the last of Jay Cutler in a Chicago Bears uniform?

The better Josh McCown looks, the more expendable Jay Cutler becomes in Chicago.  With Cutler now 30 years old and injury prone, there are whispers that the Bears may not want to commit huge dollars to Cutler.

The Bears could Franchise Cutler, but according to Around The League, Bears GM Phil Emory doesn’t seem keen on that idea either.

“With the franchise tag being so high for the quarterback position,” Emery wrote during a fan Q&A on the team’s official website, “to use it and not sign the individual to a long-term deal hurts the team because you lose the ability to prorate the amount of guaranteed salary over the length of the contract.

“Proration lowers the salary cap number in relation to that player’s contract. Obviously the lower the number in relation to the salary cap, the more players you can sign to help your team reach its goals.”

With the Bears looking at a mid first round pick, and a $16.2 million salary for franchising Cutler, the Bears may be preparing to draft a quarterback.

About the Author

I Am A Senior writer for BlackSportsOnline, I own thacover2.com, sports AFICIONADO, degree in Sociology, Waiting On My Moment!

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current ye@r *


BlackSportsOnline
BSO Privacy Policy