Right now, currently, it seems that Chicago Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler is being called overrated.
After the Chicago Bears literally gave up everything to trade for Cutler, and it worked, the Bears saw they had a future with the young gun-slinger. But the Bears, sadly, really didn't have any receiving weapons at all. And then they struggled.
Running back Matt Forte was looking for a bright year, but it was later turned out as a disappointment and a disappointing season for the Chicago Bears as a whole. Cutler threw for 3,666 yards with 27 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. This also brought a 76.8 quarterback rating.
And Bears fans should not be excited for the upcoming year.
Why? Because things are only going to get worse. How can you possibly succeed with receivers like Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, and Devin Hester?
At least have one really elite receiver like what almost every other NFL team has. If you want Jay Cutler to be the future of the Bears' franchise, they need to give him weapons. Their best guy to throw to is their tight end Greg Olsen. They need somebody. And it is not only the receiving weapons, it's also another thing on offense: running the ball. The Bears were not so decent running the ball last year.
This happened to Cutler in his last year with the Broncos and he can't be starting all over again in Chicago with just passing all the time, because then it will turn into interceptions because of his receivers. And that's where the Bears should sign wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Though Owens is getting old and only had 55 catches for 829 yards, along with five touchdowns; he averaged over 15 yards per catch and showed how dominant he is, despite his age, during the closing games of the regular season with the Buffalo Bills. Owens is a free agent and nobody can imagine him without an NFL team, or worse: consider going into retirement. Owens has good size at 6'3" and 224 pounds. At 36 years old, Owens only has a few good years left in him. Jay Cutler has thrown to a guy similar to Owens: Brandon Marshall; who has the same size, skills, and bit of that egomaniac style in him. And Owens wants to win, along with having nice stats. It'll be pretty obvious that Cutler would like to throw to Owens most of the time.
And it would be nice seeing Cutler bombing those passes to Owens in the end zone, wouldn't it? The Bears will improve, no doubt. Chicago has also been improving their defense, most notably adding defensive end Julius Peppers.
Adding Owens would be another important key to their off-season. So Chicago, consider getting Terrell. You never know how much success you can get out of this guy, despite his ego.