(WNFL) - The Packers can expect to see Jay Cutler when they play the Chicago Bears at least twice a year. Cutler took himself off the free-agent market today by signing a new seven-year contract. E-S-P-N says the deal is expected to include over 50-million dollars in guaranteed money -- and it will likely exceed the 17-point-six million dollar annual average given a year ago to Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford. Had Cutler not signed, there was talk that the Bears would have slapped their franchise tag on him. General manager Phil Emery said Cutler had his best season this past year not only because of his stats -- but because of his quote, "leadership, his improvement, his display of toughness." Cutler has spent the last five years with Chicago, after starting his career in Denver. He missed about a month of the season with a groin injury. Also today, the Bears re-upped with corner Tim Jennings and guard Matt Slauson. Both were expected to be free agents this spring.