Cutler said to ESPN, “I don’t know if retirement is the right word; I don’t feel that anyone ever really retires from the NFL. You are either forced to leave, or you lose the desire to do what’s required to keep going. I’m in between those situations at this point in my life.”
At 34 years old Cutler was cut from the Chicago Bears and replaced by the backup/starter/backup, 5W and 14L quarterback Mike Glennon and the 13 start, rookie sensation Mitchell Trubisky. After testing the waters of free agency and realizing that even the teams that lack a pulse at QB (the Browns, Broncos, 49ers, and Jets to name a few) Cutler has announced today that he is accepting a job with Fox Sports as a color commentator.
Is this a new trend for the old-man QBs in the league? Tony Romo took the same course of action
after testing the waters of dipping his toe into the free agency pool. Will we see a trend of QBs quote unquote retiring only to throw off the headset and run to a team once needed? I think so!
Both Romo and Cutler have an unnecessary amount of pride and ego. Both were mediocre players who could not produce in the playoffs. Both have had multiple and major injuries throughout their careers. Yet, both thought they could still be picked up for top dollar? We will watch each of these guys on CBS and Fox respectively until one desperate team has a key QB injury. Once that happens you know Romo and Cutler will be sitting at the edge of their bed waiting for call like a 1990’s girlfriend waiting up for her boyfriend.
Oh hey Hue, how was your day? Oh Osweiler, Kessler, and the Five Guys Burger kid you had at QB all tore their ACL today? OH DEAR! Oh, you’d like me to come play for you…welllll I don’t know. I mean, maybe, I guess I could try. Okay…no you hang up first, hehehe.
I digress. As of right now Cutler is a color commentator which in itself is a stupid trend. Just because somebody played in the NFL doesn’t mean you can throw them into a suit, give them a secret service ear piece, and have them give you a good play by play. Look at Aikman! Cutler is a notorious doofus and I’m sure that will shine through in his commentary. But hey, maybe it will make for good TV.
That’s the scoop. Smokin’ Jay Cutler to Fox Sports. What a free agent pickup for Fox. Next big move? Colin Kaepernick to ESPN???