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A Look Back: Cutler Traded To Bears 5 Years Ago Today

Jay Cutler, center, with Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, left, and coach Lovie Smith at his introductory press conference in Chicago in April 2009. (Getty Images)

Jay Cutler, center, with Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, left, and coach Lovie Smith at his introductory press conference in Chicago in April 2009. (Getty Images)

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(CBS) Five years ago today, the Bears traded for Jay Cutler, who’s been the franchise quarterback ever since.

For Cutler, there have been ups, downs and many memes. Many, many memes.

Here’s a look at some of Cutler’s numbers since arriving in Chicago:

— 39-28 regular-season record when Cutler starts

— 101 touchdown passes and 75 interceptions, including an NFL-high 26 in 2009

— 14,913 passing yards

— 13 missed regular-season games

— 60.2 completion percentage

— 1-1 playoff record

For better or worse, Cutler is the Bears’ guy, as he signed a seven-year contract extension in January. As we reflect on the past and today’s anniversary, the question is begged moving forward.

Is Cutler the man to lead a city starved for a title to the Super Bowl? Let us know.