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Jay Cutler still considering retiring

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Two months ago, former Bears and Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler was said to be considering retiring, and that’s still the case.

Cutler is still deciding whether he wants to play or call it quits, according to ESPN.

If Cutler does want to play he’ll find a job somewhere, but it won’t be a job that pays him anything close to the $18 million a year he averaged over the last three years on the contract he signed with the Bears in 2014. More likely a team would offer Cutler a few million dollars, with the chance to earn more with incentives.

That might not be enough for Cutler, who is financially comfortable after making more than $100 million in his career. We may have seen Cutler play for the last time.

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43 Responses to “Jay Cutler still considering retiring”
  1. cpozsgai says: Apr 13, 2017 5:31 AM

    He’s laying himself off.

  2. GenXJay says: Apr 13, 2017 5:41 AM

    Needs to retire the idea of s beard.

  3. usitait says: Apr 13, 2017 5:46 AM

    Appears that 32 teams have already made that decision for him

  4. dansardo says: Apr 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    For the sake of teams that are desperate enough to consider taking a flyer on him….let’s hope he does. No team deserves what he would do to them.

  5. v2787 says: Apr 13, 2017 6:12 AM

    Apparently nobody wants Cutler, so “retiring” may be his only option. It’s not like he’s going to starve to death anytime soon, so I don’t feel sorry for him.

  6. Indybear says: Apr 13, 2017 6:21 AM

    He may not ever have been among the best to play the game, but you won’t find many QB’s tougher than Jay. He took a beating in a lot of games with the Bears and I wish him well whatever he decides to do.

  7. sufferingbirdsfan says: Apr 13, 2017 6:26 AM

    This guy didn’t give a damn when he WANTED to play. I can’t imagine what a team would get from him now.

  8. BIGGSHAUN says: Apr 13, 2017 6:37 AM

    I don’t think it’s his decision to make. At some point the phone stops ringing.

  9. jojopuppyfish says: Apr 13, 2017 7:06 AM

    Last year, he really looked done. He had 1 good game and the rest of them he looked terrible.
    It may have been due to injury.

  10. walker1191 says: Apr 13, 2017 7:08 AM

    It was never clear to me that he actually wanted to play, and he tapped out in the biggest single game of his career.

  11. louisvillebear says: Apr 13, 2017 7:28 AM

    It’s not retirement when 32 teams decide not to hire you. Jay, you are unemployed.

    The smart move is to wait around and wait for injuries to occur. Teams get desperate, especially when they feel they have a playoff chance.

  12. stillabucsfan says: Apr 13, 2017 7:38 AM

    Tampa needs a back up behind Winston after letting glennon go and missing on nick foles. 2 year 6 mil should be enough as he would probably never take the field

  13. lewsblues says: Apr 13, 2017 7:43 AM

    take the money and run … into a very comfortable retirement.

  14. theright0pinion says: Apr 13, 2017 7:51 AM

    I’d sttill rather my team take Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick as a backup QB.

  15. milkcan44 says: Apr 13, 2017 7:52 AM

    Too much talent to retire.
    Would like to see what he could do with a reboot.

  16. dabears62 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:00 AM

    I find it ironic that he gets all the blame for what happened in Chicago. Terrible offensive lines, receivers with names like Hester, Knox etc. Three years ago the Bears scored the second most points in the league. Unfortunately their
    defense gave up the most points in the league. Everybody called him a coach killer. But I notice many of these coaches are not in the league anymore, therefore it was not Cutler who got them fired, they were no good.

  17. stevejjones says: Apr 13, 2017 8:06 AM

    If he went back to the broncos he’d win four super bowls in a row

  18. chrisk61 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:21 AM

    by his level of play, cutler has been retired for many years already…his entire tenure in chicago, preceded by a season or two in denver.

    the fact that kyle orton, tim tebow and jay cutler are forever linked by the denv-chic trade is 1 of the more bizarre personnel aspects of the nfl

  19. thelastwordyaheard says: Apr 13, 2017 8:35 AM

    I’d say a nine figure net worth propels you way past the “financially comfortable” range into something more like the “filthy rich” category

  20. atomicwaste says: Apr 13, 2017 8:36 AM

    He didn’t want to play the last 3 years of his career, why would he want to play now?

  21. lonespeed says: Apr 13, 2017 8:38 AM

    First ballot Hall of Fame?

  22. ariani1985 says: Apr 13, 2017 8:49 AM

    Packer fan frankie booth approves!

  23. bondlake says: Apr 13, 2017 8:53 AM

    It’s amazing to me that a man who’s been a loser his entire football life can end up making $100 million.

  24. lance19 says: Apr 13, 2017 9:08 AM

    I respect the history of the Chicago Bears.

    That said, from a fan standpoint, it’s got
    to be a little depressing to think that this
    strong-armed head case
    –whose poor judgement led his once promising career to ultimate mediocrity–
    could hold all major Bears passer records
    after 8 just years there.

    Guess the legacy remains the great running backs: Gayle Sayers & Walter Payton
    (two of the NFL’s all-time most watchable players).

  25. RegisHawk says: Apr 13, 2017 9:14 AM

    Is he waiting for approval? By all means, get out.

  26. amaf21 says: Apr 13, 2017 9:14 AM

    this guy has been mostly checked out since he first entered the league. yawn.

  27. dspyank2k11 says: Apr 13, 2017 9:17 AM

    He should…

  28. orangeraider says: Apr 13, 2017 9:23 AM

    Good for you.
    Take the money, your hot girl friend and enjoy life.
    Free from all those booth jocks and talking hairdos.

  29. vikingf0rlife says: Apr 13, 2017 9:27 AM

    Cutler is better than Stafford.

    Lions are fools not scoop this big arm guy up. Plus Cutler has a playoff win, Stafford chokes in the playoffs, 0-2!

  30. factschecker says: Apr 13, 2017 9:35 AM

    I bet the Jets sign him right after the draft. It’s just a hunch but it sounds like a move they would make.

  31. howiehandles says: Apr 13, 2017 9:56 AM

    Young kids, hot successful wife, and your body is still somewhat intact. Retire now Jay. I thought that was his decision once the Bears released him, and still believe it. For all the garbage he gets over his body language and such, football isn’t his entire life, unlike a lot of NFL guys. He strikes me as someone who’s kept his money, and won’t have an issue living a comfortable life.

  32. lingsun54 says: Apr 13, 2017 10:01 AM

    Cutler’s career is a case of wasted talent with inferior talent surrounding him. With the right coaching he would have been better. In the right system with the right players around him he could have been a top 10 QB for his career.

  33. bordner says: Apr 13, 2017 10:09 AM

    vikings need a qb. At least he can throw the ball more than 10 yards downfield, which is further than their last two qb’s have been able to throw it.

  34. stipez says: Apr 13, 2017 10:11 AM

    He’ll finally have time to work on that buddy movie with him and Rivers. Something about driving across the country together, maybe a kidnapping, mistaken identity, they could run over Eli with a train

  35. tanstewie says: Apr 13, 2017 10:11 AM

    Cutler threw for 4,000 yards once in his career and never as a bear. Think about that. Only takes 250 yards per game to do that. Last year 13 guys did it and even Blake Bortles was 70 yards away from doing it. How was cutler ever hyped?

  36. midnightcusk says: Apr 13, 2017 10:12 AM

    Didn’t he quit playing a couple of years ago?

  37. 23rdusernameused says: Apr 13, 2017 10:24 AM

    dude, you “retired” when the bears cut you! Don’t go away
    rich and mad, just go away!

  38. 5280broncosfan says: Apr 13, 2017 10:40 AM

    Cutler is being a baby, as usual. Second and third tier QBs get put on hold until after the draft. If bad teams don’t end up getting the QB they want or draft a project, they look to guys like Cutler, Gabbert, and Kaepernick to “fill in” until they get a better QB or the project is ready. This isn’t a new trend. I laughed when I saw the “Kaep is being blackballed” articles because they’re nonsense. All of them will be signed by the middle of May.

  39. motsuret06 says: Apr 13, 2017 11:16 AM

    Cutler has always been overrated by the sports media. I do not know who is interested is seeing him play. He wore out his welcome in Denver and Chicago. He has earned his pound of flesh. Let him retire and while I wish him the best not may people will care when he does retire. He is not a Hall of Fame caliber player, Time to move on.

  40. QB Film Room says: Apr 13, 2017 11:20 AM

    Fitz, Gabbert, Kap, Cutler, Ponder, Nassib will all retire before August 2017 #Done

  41. xbam says: Apr 13, 2017 11:31 AM

    say it ain’t so! he’s destined to be Brown before its all said and done!

  42. mysterytonite says: Apr 13, 2017 12:54 PM

    Will ya stop teasing us and just do it already?

  43. cuda1234 says: Apr 13, 2017 1:38 PM

    Still think he will end up in Arizona. BA believes in forgiveness and needs a rocket-armed pocket passer. Cutty is about five years younger than CP3 and we all know he’s not playing 16 games. Cutty to AZ for a late career renaissance!

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