Cutler threw for 3,033 yards with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in a season that was somewhat disappointing on an individual level, but his Bears finished with a winning record and came a tiebreaker away from making the postseason.
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman has been hesitant to label Cutler a franchise quarterback in his first few days on duty and could look to get his own “guy” under center this offseason.
Trestman has done a great job developing signal callers throughout his coaching career, having coached the likes of Steve Young, Rich Gannon and Drew Brees. He’s certainly capable of getting the most out of his field general.
The Cardinals need to find an answer under center and, with Arians as the team’s head coach, need a big-armed signal caller to operate a vertical passing attack.
Arizona has some valuable assets in terms of trades and could move a player like Michael Floyd or their No. 7 overall draft pick.
A trade for Cutler would be very good for Arizona and, for the Bears, the team could get a fresh start with a new head coach.