There has been a lot of turnover in Chicago this season as Marc Trestman enters as new head coach and Brian Urlacher exits after his 13-year career in orange and blue.
Jay Cutler remains under center though, and he enters the season with a lot to prove. The quarterback is in the final year of his deal, and although he's unwilling to discuss the status of his contract talks with the media, the Bears have stated that no one will receive an extension before the season.
With the Joe Flacco precedent in mind, avoiding a preseason extension could benefit Cutler enormously. He would receive a handsome payday if he takes the Bears deep into the playoffs.