Phil Emery Wants Jay Cutler to Sign Extension Chris Burhans December 4, 2013 Chicago Bears, News 213 Comments Prev postNext post Phil Emery said in an online chat Tuesday that if the Chicago Bears use the franchise tag on Jay Cutler for one season, rather than using it as a means to negotiate a long term deal, it will hurt the Chicago Bears chances of signing other players on their roster. Jay Cutler would get around $16.5 million with the franchise tag. “With the franchise tag being so high for the quarterback position, to use it and not sign the individual to a long-term deal hurts the team,” Phil Emery wrote on Bears.com, “because you lose the ability to prorate the amount of guaranteed salary over the length of the contract.” This sounds like Phil Emery wants to get Cutler locked up with a long term deal using the franchise tag as leverage. Some Chicago Bears fans are looking for the team to head in another direction at the QB position with the recent success of Josh McCown. Other fans would argue that Cutler isn’t worth the franchise tag money, and they don’t want him long term. [RELATED: CHICAGO BEARS COACHING GRADES 2013] If Phil Emery signs Jay Cutler to another 3-5 years at roughly $12-$15 million, is that the best thing for the Chicago Bears? Is Jay ever going to be the dominant leader on the field everyone THINKS he can be? Only time will tell. ________ Source: RedZone Follow @SportsMockery ____________ Sports Mockery is a leading provider of Chicago breaking sports news with prime focus on Chicago team sports. Sports Mockery offers a variety of news in addition to sports teams in Chicago and it is a must have for all Chicago sports fans. Sports Mockery offers: Chicago Breaking Sports News – Personalized Fantasy Advice – Sports Games and Contests to WIN FREE PRIZES – Unique Ability for our Fans to Write Professional Articles and Express their Opinion – MUCH MORE….. Sports Mockery was built with an emphasis on providing Chicago sports news, but more importantly to speak the voice of the FAN when it comes to Chicago team sports and other sports in Chicago. Send us a link or a picture you like and we’ll post it for the world to see, or create a login and post it yourself! Get involved. Sports Mockery – “Chicago Sports News and Entertainment” Prev postNext post 213 Responses Newer Comments » Adryen Algarin Sr. December 4, 2013 yes regardless of his injuries when he’s out there he has proven that he can play at a high level…trestman has transform him…100 million dollar contract no, but he deserves the extension Log in to Reply Stan Feirick December 4, 2013 Honestly. .. I dont know anymore. I think I would rather use that money somewhere else on the team. Draft a QB and groom him. I like cutler alot but I don’t know if he is a franchise QB. Log in to Reply Newer Comments » Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.