Jay Cutler felt bad for Jason Campbell during 49ers game

Jonathan Daniel

The Bears star did not envy his backup on Monday night.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell had a rough game on Monday night in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, throwing for just 107 yards and getting intercepted twice in the 32-7 drubbing. On Tuesday, injured starter Jay Cutler told his radio audience that he had sympathy for Campbell.

"It's a hard situation to be in," Cutler said on "The Jay Cutler Show" on ESPN 1000. "I think backup quarterback is one of the best jobs and one of the worst jobs. It's great whenever the starter is out there playing and you can kind of just go through the week and help out where you need to help out. But it's a tough, tough gig whenever that guy goes down and you're expected to go in.

(via ESPN Chicago)

Cutler also said that he didn't think the rest of the offense gave Campbell much help. He implicitly targeted the offensive line, which gave up six sacks on the night, saying, "it's hard to predict when you're going to be completely solid up front and when you're not." He went on to say that it "makes life difficult" when the line plays the way they did against the 49ers.

It's possible that Cutler could return for Chicago's matchup on Sunday with the Minnesota Vikings, but his status is still uncertain. If Campbell is indeed under center again, he will find himself without Alshon Jeffery, the Bears rookie wide receiver who is having knee surgery on Wednesday and will be out at least three to four weeks.

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