Jay Cutler Has Broken Bears' All-Time Record For Touchdown Passes
By Kate Shepherd in News on Nov 10, 2015 10:09PM
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This may shock a lot of Bears fans: Jay Cutler now has the most touchdown passes of any Bears quarterback ever. The controversial QB broke Hall of Famer Sid Luckman's record last night in the Bears' win over the San Diego Chargers, according to ESPN.
He had been tied with Luckman at 137 until he threw a successful pass to Martellus Bennett for a one-yard score that gave the Bears the lead. Later in the game he moved up to 139 TD passes when he threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller with just over three minutes remaining in the game.
His wife Kristin Cavallari (of "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" fame) praised him on Twitter as "Mr. 4th Quarter" for his end of the game heroics:
🐻⬇️. So proud of Jay and The Bears! They don't call him Mr. 4th Quarter for nothin'! 😜— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) November 10, 2015
After disappointing Bears fans for years, Cutler has been having a surprisingly good season and it looks like he might finally be living up to his potential and huge contract. Apparently new head coach John Fox and new offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who both came to the Bears from the Denver Broncos following last season, have finally helped Cutler reach his stride.
He might not be Tom Brady but ESPN NFL Analyst Jon Gruden even sees a lot of legendary Broncos QB Peyton Manning in Cutler, he wrote in a recent column.
Despite last night's win and Cutler's reinvention, the Bears' overall record isn't anything to brag about. They're 3-5.