The Chicago Bears will once again be without quarterback Jay Cutler, who was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a high ankle sprain.
Locker, 25, suffered what is believed to be a Lisfranc injury and the Titans are “99 percent certain” it will prove season-ending, according to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky. Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick previously filled in for Locker earlier in the year, but the team lost both games he started. After taking over for Locker on Sunday, Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-33 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jaguars lost linebacker Paul Posluszny to USA Cheap Jerseys a concussion and his status for next Sunday is not yet known. If he’s unable to play, Russell Allen is expected to fill his spot at middle linebacker, although it’s unknown who would take over at the strong-side linebacker position.
The fanbase of a team is often the worst judge of who should be the starting quarterback, but it’s getting a little more interesting now in Chicago. A good buddy of mine is a Bears fan and a week ago I mentioned to him that, “Hey, Jay Cutler’s coming back already!” and he wasn’t too pleased about that. He was ready to see what Josh McCown could do.
Is that as ridiculous-sounding as it once was?
For a long time, it has seemed like the worst part of any season for Chicago was when Cutler got hurt. In the 2011 playoffs, Cutler’s only appearance in the postseason, he was hurt in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Cutler had played pretty terribly in the game, but down ,14-0, in the second quarter, he was sacked hard and knocked out for the rest of the game. There would be no comeback with Todd Collins or Caleb Hanie.
The game was winnable. The Bears were only Wholesale Jerseys NFL down seven when Hanie threw a pick-six with 6:12 left in the game. But Cutler wasn’t there.