Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman believes quarterback Jay Cutler's good health is among the most essential requirements for improving the offense in his second season. Cutler apparently senses similar upside.
Trestman, in an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio last week, indicated Cutler has prioritized his durability with hopes of ending a four-season streak of missing at least one game.
"Jay has really worked hard in the offseason, and he has always been a hard worker in his conditioning and his training, but he has really amped it up," Trestman said on the radio. "He’s bigger, he’s stronger than a year ago, and he has really focused on staying physically well for the entire season. That’s No. 1 — we’ve got to keep him standing, keep him safe. And we see the improvements he’s made in working on different issues in his mechanics, and I think he’s feeling very comfortable back there in Year 2."