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Report: Jay Cutler auditioning for a television job

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Since no football teams are expressing interest in Jay Cutler, perhaps a few television networks will.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the former Bears quarterback is “exploring a post-football career in broadcasting.”

He’s reportedly had at least one audition in recent weeks, and he and his representatives have spoken with network executives.

His football agent, Bus Cook, said that Cutler still wants to play “if the right offer comes along.” But since he doesn’t handle Cutler’s off-field contracts, he didn’t comment on the report of the television work.

“You’d have to talk to Jay about that,” Cook said. “Any football player would be smart to explore his options in case he doesn’t play anymore. But Jay is as talented as any quarterback out there right now.”

The idea of Cutler doing television is fascinating, primarily because he has seldom shown interest in his career in dealing with the media at all. Perhaps the idea that he might not have many more opportunities is making him change his view.

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  1. eazeback says: May 4, 2017 11:37 AM

    the ladies might tune in

  2. uglydingo says: May 4, 2017 11:38 AM

    The NFL Network may succeed in finding someone who is even more dislikable than Heath Evans. Good luck Jay.

  3. granadafan says: May 4, 2017 11:40 AM

    Cutler would a great cure for insomniacs he’s so dull and sour faced.

  4. absolutevisuals says: May 4, 2017 11:44 AM

    “Since no football teams are expressing interest in Jay Cutler,”

    Is that really true, or is Jay Cutler not showing any interest in any football teams? I mean he’s treated football as a job his whole career, one that’s made him a lot of money, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t really care at this point.

  5. rexdarteskimospy says: May 4, 2017 11:44 AM

    Well, if anyone can sound so boring as to put an audience to sleep during an NFL game, I can’t think of anyone who could do it better than Jay Cutler.

  6. walk929501 says: May 4, 2017 11:44 AM

    Absolutely. Mr. Dynamic would be great on TV.

  7. unclebluck says: May 4, 2017 11:45 AM


  8. QB Film Room says: May 4, 2017 11:47 AM

    I would love to hear honest albeit possibly dry and emotionless assessments of the league, players, coaches, schemes etc. He would probably be the most honest TV guy around..

  9. huskersrock1 says: May 4, 2017 11:48 AM

    Step one of being a media personality.
    1. You must be likable by at least a small percentage of the population.

    That rules you out Cutler.

  10. hawksfansince77 says: May 4, 2017 11:50 AM

    Can you imagine?

    Greg Gumbel: “That was QUITE the heroic effort by the quarterback!”

    Cutler: “pffft, whatever…”

  11. JustJim says: May 4, 2017 11:50 AM

    Put him and Phil Simms in a room together, let them bore the hell out of each other !!

  12. burtmustin says: May 4, 2017 11:51 AM

    The Cleveland Gladiators need a public address announcer.

  13. mosesthejuggernaut says: May 4, 2017 11:52 AM

    He has the personality of an IRS auditor.

  14. Stiller43 says: May 4, 2017 11:52 AM

    He’s got the personality of a potato, and is pretty widely not liked for his constant “meh” faces and body language.

    Not sure what fans think of a player matters to networks, but Romo is 1000x more likable as a personality.

  15. kerrchris65 says: May 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    i don’t think a lot of networks want a guy on tv that looks like he’s been up all night drinking on the set. Better off trying to get the starting job on the packers.

  16. atomicwaste says: May 4, 2017 11:55 AM

    His contract is, of course, contingent on frequent smoke breaks.

  17. 345snarkavenue says: May 4, 2017 11:56 AM

    wouldn’t they expect him to smile, at least occasionally?

  18. bullcharger says: May 4, 2017 11:58 AM

    If he gets a job, what would the over/under be on number of days before he says some sarcastic comment that gets him fired.

  19. joetoronto says: May 4, 2017 11:58 AM

    This won’t end well.

  20. theright0pinion says: May 4, 2017 11:59 AM

    Jay Cutler ISN’T the fianl “answer” for any football team.

    BUT… he’d be a good bridge QB for teams with a young QB to sit behind for a year. Teams like the Browns, Jets or even the Texans.

  21. lobzila says: May 4, 2017 11:59 AM

    I finally found a way to compare him to Joe Montana, you will think I am crazy, but hear me out.
    Both were NFL Quarterbacks.
    Both have smoking hot wives.
    Both will put you to sleep as announcers.
    Just retire and enjoy life Jay, you have earned that much.

  22. factschecker says: May 4, 2017 12:02 PM

    Step one of being a media personality.
    1. You must be likable by at least a small percentage of the population.
    ESPN must skip step one.

  23. jaycutlersbarber says: May 4, 2017 12:07 PM

    8 years too late….

  24. QB Film Room says: May 4, 2017 12:07 PM

    At least Cutler is not a robot though. He has independent thought, which makes him attractive. Who cares if he is not charismatic or whatever that bs means. Cutler has value.

  25. cb2gbequalssb says: May 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    Gets to play the pouting role.

  26. DonkeyWaffle says: May 4, 2017 12:16 PM

    I will also be auditioning to be an astronaut and I like my chances better than that dude brining his charming persona to television.

  27. gauchosporlife says: May 4, 2017 12:22 PM

    Mr Personality, he’ll fit right in.

  28. realfootballfan says: May 4, 2017 12:23 PM

    Look, a Trent Dilfer replacement who was a Sean Salisbury replacement. There really is a bottomless hole of these tools.

  29. pftpoettwo says: May 4, 2017 12:23 PM

    I may be the only one, but I think this could be a HUGE success. His petulant attitude might result in some extremely unique and hilarious interactions. He would certainly be different than all of the competent ex jocks who populate the airwaves.

  30. maust1013 says: May 4, 2017 12:27 PM

    The comments so far are putting it to Cutler pretty good but if you look back on what he had to say when Marshall took shots at him and some of his other quotes he has a pretty quick acerbic wit. He might be entertaining in a media role for as long as it lasted before he got ousted in favor of another apple polisher.

  31. QB Film Room says: May 4, 2017 12:28 PM

    ^^^^ 100 Exactly!

  32. ballistictrajectory says: May 4, 2017 12:41 PM

    Pic makes him look like a homeless guy showing up to court for his arraignment. This assumes the attorney sprung for the suit…

  33. whatjusthapped says: May 4, 2017 12:42 PM

    How bad do you have to be to start a QB for 8 or 9 years and then nobody wants you?

  34. firejerry says: May 4, 2017 12:59 PM

    Cutler smiles all the way to the bank………..he has made $120M.

  35. abninf says: May 4, 2017 1:22 PM

    The only time I ever saw him smile is when he signed his 100 million dollar contract. Even that looked awkward, his face muscles weren’t used to that kind of movement.

  36. stevejjones says: May 4, 2017 3:34 PM

    Obviously no one has listened to Cutler on his radio show where he is genial and funny.

  37. MichaelEdits says: May 4, 2017 3:53 PM

    When I think charisma, I think Jay Cutler.

  38. Magyver says: May 4, 2017 4:10 PM


    With both Cutler and Tony Romo going into broadcasting, which network is perfect for Johnny Manziel?

  39. charger383 says: May 4, 2017 4:29 PM

    he would be better a running for Congress

  40. Ferdinand says: May 4, 2017 7:40 PM

    Whatever else you need to succeed in any form of broadcasting, you need a personality, good or bad. He’s never really exhibited one.

  41. ihavepriors says: May 4, 2017 10:28 PM

    Wow! What an exciting, out going, charismatic media personality! Im sure the ratings will go through the roof! LOL!

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