Jay Cutler is back.
After losing his starting job when he sprained a ligament in his throwing thumb, he regained that job only when Brian Hoyer broke his forearm. If Hoyer hadn't suffered that injury a week ago, it's unclear if Cutler ever would've started a game for the Bears again.
So, now it's Cutler who's in line to start against the Vikings on Monday night. He has been medically cleared to play and Bears coach John Fox tried his best downplay his comments during the past month, when he hinted -- multiple times -- that Hoyer had done enough to hang onto Cutler's job.
On Tuesday, Cutler met with reporters for the first time since Week 2. During his press conference, he was asked about Fox's confidence in him as the team's starter. He had the perfect response.
"He doesn't have a choice, I guess, at this point," Cutler said, via the Chicago Tribune. "Brian is out, so I've got to go."
He then went on to say he has had "good conversations with Foxy this week, last week, the week before. There's never been any strain in our relationship. We're both very open and honest, and we're on the same page. We just want to win football games."