The Chicago Bears got some good news on Monday morning, when they learned star quarterback Jay Cutler did not suffer a serious injury during the team’s week two loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Some bad news was associated with Cutler’s hamstring injury, of course, as Chicago’s starting quarterback is now being regarded as “questionable” heading into a huge week three clash with the Seattle Seahawks.
John Fox on Jay Cutler’s hamstring: “Not severe” and “good news.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 21, 2015
Cutler was injured on a pick-six in week two, but had been a perfect 8-8 before going down. Even with some up and down play through the first two weeks of the season, Cutler without a doubt gives the Bears their best chance to win, and has even been playing at a disadvantage with Alshon Jeffery banged up in week one and sidelined in week two. Both could be back on the field come week three, but for now Cutler’s status is very much in doubt. Jimmy Clausen would start against the Seahawks in week three if Cutler can’t go.
Cutler is a shaky bet to play this week, while fantasy football owners would naturally be worried about him hurting his hamstring further. The Bears and Seahawks are both 0-2 and are facing desperation in week three, but Cutler and his Bears don’t stand much of a chance to get the win. Chicago may just play it safe and keep him out, but even if Cutler starts he’s going to be a tough sell in fantasy leagues. Clausen would fare even worse, so avoiding Bears in general may be a good idea in week three.