According to Brad Biggs of Nationalfootballpost.com, QB Jay Cutler will receive $30 million for the two additional seasons with $20 million of it guaranteed in the form of bonus money.
He is now signed through 2013 instead of 2011, where he was at the beginning of the year. He was still on his rookie deal and now both sides win because Cutler gets $20 million guaranteed and the Bears don’t have to pay him Eli Manning money.
This move made sense because Cutler is obviously the future of this team, but the Bears had $15 million in salary cap space.
Good move by the Bears to extend Cutler, before they had to pay him too much.
He will be a star in this league for years.