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Agent: Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s not retiring

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When the draft dominoes begin to fall Thursday night, the quarterbacks still looking for work can begin looking for jobs.

And Jay Cutler will apparently be among them.

Cutler’s agent Bus Cook told Adam Schefter of ESPN that his client had no intention to retire.

Jay wants to play football,” Cook said. “He never has mentioned retirement to me. Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league.”

Of course, the sound of Cook’s phone not ringing has been heard loud and clear since the Bears let Cutler walk out the door.

There’s no question he’s more talented than many of the guys who have jobs playing quarterback. But talent is no longer the question about the 33-year-old Cutler.

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30 Responses to “Agent: Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s not retiring”
  1. bassplucker says: Apr 25, 2017 1:25 PM

    He’ll be on a team by October. No GM seems to want him now but when their starter goes down and their backup is stinking up the joint all the sudden Cutler won’t look so bad.

  2. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Apr 25, 2017 1:26 PM

    “..his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league.” Bus Cook either needs to double his dosage, or cut his dosage in half.

  3. billymutt says: Apr 25, 2017 1:27 PM

    “Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league.”

    No, it’s not.

  4. imthewiz77 says: Apr 25, 2017 1:29 PM

    I can’t believe less than a year ago a team was willing to give up a 1st round pick for Sam Bradford but now Cutler can’t find work.

  5. niners816 says: Apr 25, 2017 1:32 PM

    I don’t understand the hate at all for Jay Cutler. Cutler has been involved as a volunteer, helping youngsters with developmental disabilities through a “Best Buddies” program with Vanderbilt. He has type 1 diabetes and takes insulin shots during the game as well. He’s started the Jay Cutler foundation that helps underprivileged children with diabetes. He’s the best QB the Bears have had statistically and everyone throws shade at him. 208 td’s to 146 ints, 32,467 yards in his career. I hope nothing but the best for Jay. He’s a good player and an even better person.

  6. jimmysee says: Apr 25, 2017 1:32 PM

    QB coach material.

    Vikings on the line.

  7. vicnocal says: Apr 25, 2017 1:33 PM

    “Former Bears quarterback” Jay Cutler?

    Did you have to specify that in case we thought you were talking about the bodybuilder Jay Cutler?

  8. vicnocal says: Apr 25, 2017 1:34 PM

    Houston.
    San Francisco.
    Denver.

    3 teams that are foolishly sticking to inferior options at QB.

  9. HamburglaryInProgress says: Apr 25, 2017 1:43 PM

    Thank you niners816. Jay is a fine QB. His chronic RBF hurts peoples perception of his talent. I was sad to see him go, but it was time to start building for the future. Whatever future the lowly Bears have.

  10. therealzeitgeist says: Apr 25, 2017 1:44 PM

    One thing that won’t change with Cutler is his resting mopey face. Whether retired, starting, eating, breathing, until the end he’ll have a sadz.

  11. teal379 says: Apr 25, 2017 1:49 PM

    In a league where everyone’s PC – Charles Woodson would publicly call out JC as a TO machine.

    How bad do you have to be where opposing players will call you out as “Jay’s good to give us the ball a couple of times a game” to the press?

    Not only that – then didn’t Cutler call out GB’s secondary before a game and then throw 3 INTs?

    THAT’S why his phone isn’t ringing. If the players don’t respect his talent – coaches don’t either.

  12. MichaelEdits says: Apr 25, 2017 1:59 PM

    Neither is Vince Young.

  13. redlikethepig says: Apr 25, 2017 2:03 PM

    He’s back … to steal more money.

  14. tindeaux says: Apr 25, 2017 2:08 PM

    he’s hanging out with kap. oh wait, kap wouldn’t stand for the national anthem. oh wait again, now he’d stand.
    maybe they could hang out???

  15. burtmustin says: Apr 25, 2017 2:14 PM

    The Toronto Argonauts have no interest either.

  16. jag1959 says: Apr 25, 2017 2:21 PM

    Jay Cutler’s phone isn’t ringing but tell us again how Kaepernick has been blackballed. If teams thought either of them could be ‘the man’ neither of them would be out of work right now.

  17. mmack66 says: Apr 25, 2017 2:26 PM

    niners816 says:
    Apr 25, 2017 1:32 PM

    I don’t understand the hate at all for Jay Cutler. Cutler has been involved as a volunteer, helping youngsters with developmental disabilities through a “Best Buddies” program with Vanderbilt. He has type 1 diabetes and takes insulin shots during the game as well. He’s started the Jay Cutler foundation that helps underprivileged children with diabetes. He’s the best QB the Bears have had statistically and everyone throws shade at him. 208 td’s to 146 ints, 32,467 yards in his career. I hope nothing but the best for Jay. He’s a good player and an even better person.
    ——————————-

    I’m sure he is a great person, but as a football player, he gives the impression that he could take it or leave it.

  18. a1b24312 says: Apr 25, 2017 2:27 PM

    He’s not signed for money reasons. A team will sign him, just not at top dollar.

  19. xargscutgrep says: Apr 25, 2017 2:33 PM

    It is April. Relaxxxxx.

  20. u4iadman says: Apr 25, 2017 2:33 PM

    Houston.
    San Francisco.
    Denver.
    Cleveland.
    Jets.
    Maybe Cards if Palmer is done like last year.

  21. firstand4ever says: Apr 25, 2017 2:37 PM

    Cutler is going to be on a lot of contending teams speed dial during the season, if he doesn’t find a team before training camp. Dallas lucked out last year when Prescott stepped in for Romo but 2 years ago, They fell out of contention when they didn’t have a good backup plan for Romo. Cutler is so physically gifted that he come off the couch and still throw a great fastball.

  22. niners816 says: Apr 25, 2017 2:39 PM

    mmack66 says:
    Apr 25, 2017 2:26 PM
    niners816 says:
    Apr 25, 2017 1:32 PM

    I don’t understand the hate at all for Jay Cutler. Cutler has been involved as a volunteer, helping youngsters with developmental disabilities through a “Best Buddies” program with Vanderbilt. He has type 1 diabetes and takes insulin shots during the game as well. He’s started the Jay Cutler foundation that helps underprivileged children with diabetes. He’s the best QB the Bears have had statistically and everyone throws shade at him. 208 td’s to 146 ints, 32,467 yards in his career. I hope nothing but the best for Jay. He’s a good player and an even better person.
    ——————————-

    I’m sure he is a great person, but as a football player, he gives the impression that he could take it or leave it.
    ————–
    That’s fair. I don’t think he would go to a team like the Niners or Browns…a team that’s rebuilding. I don’t think he’d go to Denver either, since his fallout from his time there. I think he’d be a great fit in Houston. Houston’s defense is nasty. Their offense is pretty good, they just need a qb. I think Cutler on that team would give them the division easily…maybe even far into the playoffs.

  23. corkspop says: Apr 25, 2017 2:50 PM

    If the Jets were smart, they’d grab him up. Instantly better than anyone on the roster ….. teaches young guy(s) how to play the position …. saves the 6th pick in the Draft for plugging another hole.

  24. jpaq68 says: Apr 25, 2017 2:52 PM

    Not on purpose, anyways ……

  25. meltuckersfreerelease says: Apr 25, 2017 3:02 PM

    I just have a feeling that Jay is going to have the last laugh here. I bet he ends up playing with a team that finishes with a much better record than the Bears will (which is not a high bar) … He would be a good fit in HOU except that their head coach is such a head case, especially with qb’s.

    But if Bus Cook is My agent? that qualifier “as far as I know”? Wow – you’re fired!

  26. jimmysee says: Apr 25, 2017 3:03 PM

    I’m shocked the Vikings did not sign Cutler the day he was released by Chicago — he’s a significant upgrade over Sam Butterfingers Bradford over there — and who knows when or if the amazing Teddy will ever come back.

  27. 5280broncosfan says: Apr 25, 2017 3:30 PM

    If you were Cutler or in his position, would you retire knowing that there are still millions of dollars to be made? He’s not Tom Brady, but he’s a decent replacement level QB. He’s still has plenty tread left on his tires and could easily play another 3-4 seasons. He’ll be signed after the draft as a placeholder starter or to challenge a young QB in training camp and be a backup.

  28. drs12522 says: Apr 25, 2017 3:47 PM

    If you have NFL Gamepass, watch the MN-CHI game week 8, 2016. Cutler makes all the throws while Bradford is under 33% in success on 3rd & 4th down plays. Denver or Houston should sign Cutler. They may be waiting to see how the draft goes. Cutler is an enigmatic leader, but he has the ability to read the field (unlike Kaepernick) & throws accurately with power & touch to all three levels & into tight midfield windows (unlike Kaepernick). If Cutler lands with the right team & stays healthy, he could be comeback player of the year. Neither Hoyer nor Barkley have anywhere near the overall skillset of Cutler. 🙂

  29. randomramblingsofadelusionalpsychopath says: Apr 25, 2017 7:31 PM

    If he is willing to be a backup I can see a team bringing him in. He’s not a leader and I think the GMs around the league know that. Bears tried to trade him last year, no one wanted him and they should have just cut him then.

  30. dedxx says: Apr 25, 2017 8:02 PM

    Compare Bradford to Cutler…ummm…why bother. Bradford had no offensive line in front of him last year, but the guy actually tried. Cutler is a good QB on the physical side, but when it comes to being a leader he has no leadership qualities. Most of the time the guy looks like he doesn’t want to be there and is just waiting to go home. People say he’s tough, but what about that NFL Championship game? What about half the time when he says he’s hurt it conveniently happens when the team is losing or things are not going well. A QB needs to be a leader, but in Cutler’s world he would be the QB and another offensive player would have to take the leadership position. How dumb does that sound? It’s funny that a few Niners fans popped off, look at Kaepernick. Polarizing, causing problems in the locker room, and just being a socially unaware tool. It’s no surprise neither of them have jobs…I know I wouldn’t want either of them. I’d go beg the Giants for Geno first.

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