Report: Jets won’t be suitors for Jay Cutler

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The Jets need a quarterback and their newly hired quarterbacks coach has ties with a veteran who is expected to be on the market this offseason.

Quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates spent three seasons working with Jay Cutler in Denver, including Cutler’s only Pro Bowl season in 2008, and one season working with him in Chicago. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was on those teams and is now on the Jets, so it didn’t take a whole lot of dot-connecting to think the Jets might be suitors for Cutler once his expected departure from Chicago takes place.

Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports that’s not expected to be the direction the Jets take in their search for a starting quarterback. He places Tyrod Taylor, should he become available, and Mike Glennon higher on the team’s list of targets.

On top of working with a veteran that the team might bring in, Bates will also be charged with overseeing the progress of Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and another young quarterback should the Jets acquire one. In a perfect world, one of them would wind up as the team’s long-term answer but perfect and Jets quarterbacks aren’t usually found in the same thought.

18 responses to “Report: Jets won’t be suitors for Jay Cutler

  1. And… when the folks who know him BEST… aren’t interested… it speak volumes.

    Jay started for many seasons with mediocre coaching who don’t want change… but is a back up QB who’s flashes of momentary brilliance are followed by a long run of brains falling out on the field and on the bench.

    Great pic of his general demeanor also.

  2. Brandon Marshall and Cutler are on the outs. Marshall isn’t the reason Cutler would come to the Jets (as many have proposed), he’s the reason Cutler wouldn’t.

  3. I believe it when it happens. Jets would be fools not to go after Jay Cutler. He’s the best option avaliable whether its free agency or in the draft. But leave it to the jets to mess this up. Jets wouldn’t know decent QB play if it kick them in the rear.

  4. Cutler has the skills and talent. Somewhere there is a coach that can give him the push he needs to use them regularly. He could be top 10.

  5. The Jets are so dysfunctional, they’ll probably go after TRomo. Just because of the splash and the stupidity of it.

  6. Jets will wind up with Kaepernick, at a huge discount. Dude wants to move to New York to be with his hip hop BLM “activist” girlfriend. Let him be a distraction to another franchise – and the Jets are a perfect fit in that regard.

  7. Enjoy Cleveland, Jay.

    Thanks for setting a bunch of QB team records, but seriously, don’t let the door hit you on your way to Cleveland.

  8. Jets fan here…i like Cutler i dont think he is a bad Qb when he wants to play…I think if he can get behind a good offensive line he could be good…his problem is he gives up to easy if the season starts to go downward.. Cutler gives up to fast.. sometimes I wonder if he even likes the game of football anymore for a long time now you can tell it’s been all about the Payday for him I can’t remember the last time I seen Cutler play with some ambition it’s been all about the money with him and like I said not a bad quarterback if he plays like he wants to play with a good offensive line this guy could be good

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