This could be the beginning of the end for Jay Cutler in Chicago.
Jimmy Clausen will reportedly start over Cutler, the league’s highest player in 2014, when the Bears host the Lions on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Stunner from Chicago: Bears starting QB Jimmy Clausen this week, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2014
The Bears are currently 5-9, and will not be playing playoff football for a 4th straight year. Cutler, who’s making a league high $22.5 million in 2014, leads all NFL players with 24 turnovers.
Back in January, Cutler signed a 7-year $126 million contract to be the face of the Bears franchise. After just 14 games in 2014, Cutler’s tenure in Chicago may be coming to an end with rumors speculating about the team looking to move in a different direction.
Before this season, Jimmy Clausen hadn’t started a game, or attempted a pass since 2010 with the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft after a stand-out career at Notre Dame. In 10 career NFL starts, Clausen sports a 1-9 career record.