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Cutler Holding Off On Endorsements, For Now

In what seems like a sign of growing maturity, newly-minted Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is resisting the urge to have his name plastered all over the Windy City.

Cutler’s motivation to avoid becoming a one-man billboard?

He wants to win a few games, establish himself in the locker room, and then sift through some prospective business deals, according to Bob Legere of the Arlington Daily Herald.

“With all the excitement that’s happened so far, there have been a lot of endorsement opportunities,” Cutler said.  “But I’ve kind of steered clear of those because I haven’t even stepped on the field yet.  I’m trying to take care of that before I step into that realm . . .

“I want to go out and play some games and prove myself first.  I want to get rid of some of the skepticism surrounding me and just go out there and play.”

That seem like a reasonable stance to take.

Especially since Cutler drew so much bad publicity following his messy divorce from the Denver Broncos, as he was labeled a brat and worse.

Not to mention his 17-20 record as a starter.

Chasing every dollar might not be Cutler’s best move right now, so he’s holding off on pursuing outside income at this point. 

“Any NFL quarterback has a whole bunch of endorsement opportunities if he wants them,” SportsBusiness Journal editor Terry Lefton said.  “It all depends on the athlete’s willingness to do them.”

Per the report, Cutler is planning ahead for future off-field deals.

And he isn’t holding back when it comes to representation, hiring entertainment lawyer Jeff Jacobs.  Jacobs is an ex-president for Oprah Winfrey’s entertainment company.

And virtually everything Oprah touches turns to gold.

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9 Responses to “Cutler Holding Off On Endorsements, For Now”
  1. screaming sheep says: Jul 5, 2009 9:13 AM

    A little Wilson in the morning.

  2. orangecrushd13 says: Jul 5, 2009 10:00 AM

    He actually is holding out for the right product to endorse.
    He is waiting for Gerber Baby Food and/or Pampers Diapers.

  3. Farves sweet Hair says: Jul 5, 2009 10:05 AM

    a sign of growing maturity, This guys a Douche Bag! Don’t forget it.

  4. PirateFreedom says: Jul 5, 2009 10:14 AM

    No one is offering Cutler what he thinks he is worth.

  5. HawgNSonsTV says: Jul 5, 2009 10:25 AM

    Well if Cutler is waiting to WIN 2 games…that will be mid season.

  6. VoxVeritas says: Jul 5, 2009 10:45 AM

    “And virtually everything Oprah touches turns to gold.”
    Sure, just check out that girls’ academy that she built in South Africa than turned out to be somewhat of a pseudo-prison surrounded by an electrified fence, in effect a canned hunt for lesbo child molesters and other abusers. I wonder if Barack Obama would like to send his daughters to his good friend Oprah’s “Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls”?

  7. Bill614 says: Jul 5, 2009 12:00 PM

    VoxVeritas…that was a useless post. This is about Jay Cutler, not Barack Obama. How did you stray so far from the subject :)

  8. empty13 says: Jul 5, 2009 5:45 PM

    the post mentioned opa! there is an opa-cutler connection…
    by the way, i wouldnt take any of the faux medical advice that gets dished out on her little revival tent show.
    since osamabama’s star is now dimming, people dont like to be reminded that they wasted their vote on that jackass!

  9. marcduke says: Jul 6, 2009 1:25 PM

    Maybe he can get a gig pimping Flo-Bees.

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