Injured Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says there’s a chance, albeit probably a slim one, he’ll be able to face the Green Bay Packers in two weeks.
Seemingly, the decision will largely be based upon whether the Bears win at Seattle this week. If the team loses, they’ll essentially be out of the playoff race and will likely hold Cutler out for the remainder of the year.
The team is 0-3 with Caleb Hanie at the helm.
Cutler didn’t guarantee anything Wednesday, but opened the door for a possible return.
“I’ll say ‘outside,’ ” Cutler said. “I wouldn’t say it’s good or definite or a real possibility, but there’s always a chance, but like you said, we have to get this one first.”
“Outside shot, let’s not get anyone’s hopes up, let’s not ruin anybody’s Christmas dreams, but outside, outside,” he said.
If the Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, they’ll have to go through the Bears and the Detroit Lions at home to cap off an undefeated regular season.
The Bears are a considerably tougher opponent with Cutler behind center than they are with Hanie. Cutler’s backup only has two touchdowns against six interceptions since taking over the starting spot.