The Bears have made a long-term commitment to Jay Cutler, signing the veteran quarterback to a seven-year contract, general manager Phil Emery announced Thursday at Halas Hall.
"We're very excited to have Jay for the long term," Emery said. "He battled through the tough times and kept fighting."
The team also has signed corneback Tim Jennings and left guard Matt Slauson, Emery said, adding that the majority of the work on all three contracts was done in the last three days.
Emery said the signings put the team on a "road map to go forward and win championships."
Cutler said "it's been a fun ride" with the Bears and that he's convinced the organization is headed in the right direction."
Cutler thanked the team and also his wife, Kristin Cavallari, who joined him at the news conference and cited her desire to remain in Chicago.