The Saga of Jay Cutler is finally over for the Chicago Bears.

Jay Cutler had been with the Chicago Bears since 2009, but that will not be the case when the Chicago Bears take the field in 2017. There are no secrets that Cutler’s life with the Chicago Bears had ups and downs. One could argue that there were more downs than ups. Nonetheless, Jay Cutler proved himself enough to the front office to ink a seven-year $126.7 million contract back in 2013. Fast forward to 2017 and the Bears have finally cut ties with the expensive quarterback. What is in store for the Bears as the 2017 approaches? No more Cutler means opportunities for a new man under center, but who?

Who are the Options at QB?

The battle for the starting quarterback position will be between Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky. Mike Glennon has had success, but it was only for short periods of time when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Glennon has the ability to show flashes of being an above average NFL QB, but for how long? Bears fans know that the future is in Mitch Trubisky when it comes to the quarterback position. There is a very good chance that the Chicago Bears will see Trubisky start at QB sometime this year. The Bears traded a good amount of picks to get the former North Carolina QB to be the future of this team. Some believe that the Chicago Bears gave away too much to move up from the 3rd selection to the 2nd selection. Time will tell how Tribusky transforms his college success into a potential successful NFL career.

Who Gets the Nod on Opening Day?

At this point all signs point to Mike Glennon getting the opening day bid. It will be Glennon’s job to lose, while Mitch Trubisky waits for his opportunity to come. One has to think it will only be a matter of time before Glennon gives the job away to Trubisky. To open the season though, Mike Glennon will get a chance to lead the Bears back to being a threat in the NFC North. At the end of the day the Chicago Bears will be far better off right now and in the future without Jay Cutler.

Taylor Layner is the Chicago Bears lead writer for Pro Football Spot. You can follow him on Twitter @LaynerTJ. Fore more Chicago Bears news follow @spot_bears on Twitter.