Chicago Bears’ Earl Bennett: The Biggest Winner in the Jay Cutler Trade

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Published: April 3, 2009

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... and players it has yet to sink in that they have stabilized their quarterback position for years to come.

This trade has made the Bears a better offensive team and the Bears have benefited from the the trade, but I do think there is one person who has benefited the most out of anyone, Earl Bennett.

Earl Bennett was drafted in the third by the Chicago Bears in the 2008 draft but battled injuries and the inability to crack the Bears' receiver rotation.

The biggest problem that faced Bennett was that he entered the draft after his junior year and many times that can present some problems in the transition for college to the pros.

The reason that this trade most benefits Earl Bennett is that he and Jay Cutler are already familiar with one another.

When Jay Cutler was a senior at Vanderbilt, Bennett was coming into his first season with the Commodores. In that season, Bennett caught 79 passes, compiled 876 yards receiving and nine touchdowns (most in ...

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