Jay Cutler Wants New Deal At End Of Season

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Monday the team hasn’t yet approached him about a contract extension, adding he’d prefer to discuss business after the season instead of now with the team in the midst of a 7-1 run. Cutler worked out an extension upon joining the Bears in 2009 through a trade with the Denver Broncos, and didn’t like the way the situation worked out for him. “I don’t want to do (an extension) during the year,” Cutler said on “The Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000. “I did it during the year when I first got here, and it didn’t work out that well, and I said I’d never do it again. After the year if they want to talk we can talk. If not, we’ll play out the next year and see how it goes.” In the fourth year of a five-year extension completed on Oct. 21, 2009, Cutler receives $7.7 million in base salary in 2012, with the number increasing to $8.47 million in 2013, the final year of the deal. He received a workout bonus of $504,805 in the spring, and is set to receive a workout bonus of $500,000 in 2014.