In response to an item posted earlier today by Aaron Wilson regarding the Bears’ new starting quarterback, a league source has given us the rest of the story that resulted in Jay Cutler hiring entertainment lawyer Jeff Jacobs, apparently to eventually manage Cutler’s off-field opportunities.
Per the source, Jacobs replaces Marty Garafalo, who previously served as Cutler’s “business manager.”
The source explains that Garafalo was heavily involved in Cutler’s affairs, including the creation of his foundation — and its transfer to Cutler’s new home of Chicago.
In fact, we’re told that Garafalo traveled to Chicago to help Cutler with various matters relating to the move from Denver. And then, once Garafalo returned to Denver, he was fired.
By text message.
(At least it proves that Cutler knows how to send text messages. When he wants to.)
And so the manner in which Cutler parted ways with Garafalo is prompting some league insiders to wonder whether Cutler truly has matured since being shipped to the Bears.