Jets have touched base with Jay Cutler

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The Jets are one of the few remaining teams still searching for a starting quarterback, and Jay Cutler is one of the few remaining quarterbacks who’s capable of starting and looking for work. So will they get together?

They’ve at least been in touch, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who adds that a visit is likely.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith are both free agents, which means the Jets are down to Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on their quarterback depth chart at the moment. They’d surely like to head into training camp with at least one quarterback who has starting experience, and Cutler could be the guy.

Other players who have been listed as options at quarterback for the Jets include Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.

50 responses to “Jets have touched base with Jay Cutler

  1. The Jets are clearly in rebuilding mode and not seriously contending for anything in the near future. Any QB who goes there is resigning themselves to the fact that they are merely going through the motions in order to make money. In essence, Cutler signing with the Jets would be another way of saying that he is done with (competitive) football.

  2. Cutler is not a great QB. But, no one currently on their roster has shown they are better than him. And, the other available QBs are nothing great. Cutler for one season wouldn’t be horrible, and give the young guys a little more time to develop if they think they have a future.

  3. Once again Patriot fans the Jets are rebuilding this is a temporary fix because we’re in rebuild mode when Tom Brady retires you Patriot fans will see what it’s like to rebuild

  4. Chase Daniels was just released by the Eagles. If your best options are Cutler, Kaepernick and Griffin you might as well kick the tires on Daniels.

  5. This needs to happen. As a Bears fan I want to see once and for all if Cutler’s chronic underacheiving was his fault, or the fault of the organization around him.

  6. cutler is 10 times the player of any QB thats been on that roster the last 2 decades, JETS fans should be thanking baby jesus if he goes to that pathetic excuse of an organization

  7. MichaelEdits says:
    Mar 13, 2017 10:58 AM
    Jay Cutler in the white-hot spotlight of the New York media — what could possibly go wrong?
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    Cutler actually avoids the spotlight and that is why the media hates him.
    Since he keeps his life privet and does not give them juicy quotes they just make up crap about him and they know he will not respond.
    I have watched him for 8 years here in Chicago and he gets a bad rap.
    The media attention on the Bears is at a high level.
    Their is just one NFL team in town and unlike the Cubs and White Sox, no matter what part of the city you live in you are a Bears fan.
    He can handle the media in New York.

  8. Cutler, Griffin or Kapernick? Cutler is so far ahead of the later two it is not a difficult decision.

  9. .
    the jets will take whoever wants the least amount of $$$$

    its not about winning its about profit

  10. Meet the Jets
    Meet the Jets
    Step right up and greet the Jets
    Bring your kiddies
    Bring your wife
    Watch Jay Cutler run for his life
    Because the Jets are really dropping the ball, Jay’s pouting on the sidelines, building a wall
    East side
    West side
    Everybody’s coming down
    To meet the J-E-T-S Jets of New York Town

  11. Bryce Petty has the look of a talented guy who needs some seasoning behind an experienced starter…….. ala Trevor Semian behind Peyton Manning. Unfortunately for the Jets, there aren’t any Peytons available.

  12. Cutler is a prickly pear of a person but he works hard and he doesn’t take any crap. He’ll be the staring QB somewhere. May as well be the Jets.

    My favorite Cutler memory from his time with the Bears is when his O line couldn’t block to save their lives and he was pushing them around and cursing them out on the field. They may not have liked him at that moment but he was right.

  13. Why bother with Culter? Hackenberg is similar physically and he can go out there and force INTs same as Cutler.

    May as well find out if Hack can play this year and then set up for the Sam Darnold sweepstakes next year.

  14. They are just playing the money dance. Had Cutler been kept by Chicago he would have made $12.5M for the 2017 season and I assume that’s his bottom like asking price… and why shouldn’t it be after his replacement Mike Glennon got $14.5M with no starts over the past two years? RGIII is done; he’s a walking hospital ward. Kaperneck would get booed out of New York; no point going there for that Anti-American.

  15. As a Jet fan living in Chicago, I have to say Cutler is not terrible if the Jets can get a good deal on him. He gets ripped relentlessly by fans and the press because he was getting All-Pro money to get outshined by Rodgers and Stafford at every turn, and because he is always pouting.

    But he’s a middle-of-the-pack starter. And for the Jets, that’s an upgrade. As long as they’re not paying him $20M a year (or anything near it), then I don’t mind the move. He won’t bring them to the playoffs, but they’re not making the playoffs next year anyway. So what’s the harm?

  16. Ever see Jay Cutler smoking Marlboro’s? Go to google, type in “Smoking Jay Cutler”, the click on “images” and it will tell you all you need to know about the guys character.

  17. @ it’s not gold…..it’s yellow says:
    Mar 13, 2017 12:44 PM

    Hilarious!
    The Jests are a gift that keep on giving. Cutler with the Jests and Marshall with the Midgets and ODB???? Whoa this is a dream come true for the tri state mediots.

  18. uopclod says:
    Mar 13, 2017 2:36 PM

    Ever see Jay Cutler smoking Marlboro’s? Go to google, type in “Smoking Jay Cutler”, the click on “images” and it will tell you all you need to know about the guys character.

    ________________________________
    When Cuts was in Denver, he was a big time alchy fish. I doubt anything has changed, despite being married and having kids. It’s all about him!

  19. The headline says “Jets have touched base with Jay Cutler.”
    But aside from speculation from Ian Rapoport that a visit may be likely, there is nothing to specifically indicate what they talked about.
    Maybe the Jets just touched base to say “don’t call us, we’ll call you.”
    Then somebody giggled, asked Cutler if he had Prince Albert in a can, and hung up.

  20. dejc421 says:
    For all those who criticize the dink and dunk QB’S…here is your guy, Cutler can throw it through a brick wall.

    I won’t argue with that statement.
    Then again, the objective is to try and throw it to YOUR brick wall, not the other guy’s.

  21. For all those who criticize the dink and dunk QB’S…here is your guy, Cutler can throw it through a brick wall.

    I won’t argue with that statement.
    Then again, the objective is to try and throw it to YOUR brick wall, not the other guy’s.
    ************************************************
    The problem w/Cutler is the ball never gets to the brick wall! LOL

  22. Cutler can throw it through a brick wall.
    —————
    And then the wall returns it for a TD.

  23. Cutler should just stay in shape and at home. Then when the inevitable happens — good QB’s go down with an injury — his phone will ring.

  24. If Cutler gets an O-line And receivers that aren’t made of glass, he can deliver a solid performance. That’s why he got all that money under Trestman.

    The Bears have not been able to intelligently use a quarterback in 5o years subcritical Sid Lucknan.

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