Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is unsure if he'll play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he told his radio audience on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday. Cutler missed Chicago's loss on Monday night to the San Francisco 49ers after suffering a concussion the week prior.
When asked whether he's been cleared to play, Cutler said: "We're going through the process. Met with them Monday morning, the doctor. Got a few more hoops to jump through, so we'll see how it goes this week."
(via ESPN Chicago)
Much like in 2011, the Bears' season is threatening to run off the rails if Cutler misses an extended period of time. Jason Campbell was signed by the Bears in the offseason to fortify the team's depth behind Cutler, but he has been equally ineffective and unimpressive in his 1.5 games as the first-team quarterback.
On Monday night against the 49ers, Campbell went 14-of-22 for 107 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions -- good for a 52.7 quarterback rating. On the plus side, Campbell has faced two of the best defenses in the NFL in the Texans and 49ers, and the Vikings' defense is not nearly on that level.
Still, most fans in Chicago would undoubtedly feel more comfortable if Cutler's status was upgraded this week.