And it just so happens that the Bears have a vacancy.
Cutler had been struggling, but the move still comes as a surprise, especially given his contract status.
It's the latest episode to paint Chicago as a team in turmoil.
Quarterback chooses not to become a free agent as deal gets done quickly.
Chicago Bears quarterback is week-to-week; cornerback would be eligible to play in postseason.
Manning received a warm welcome, but his Denver Broncos lost 39-33 Sunday night. Week 7 was also dominated by multiple injuries to star players.
Chicago Bears quarterback sends up that whole "Smokin' Jay Cutler" thing at a weekend bash.
With a new head coach and other new players, quarterback says he is comfortable waiting to see what the season brings.
Chicago picks an offensive coach known as a quarterback guru to succeed Lovie Smith -- and fix Jay Cutler.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who suffered a concussion Sunday, will sit out Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.