Football autographed by Jay Cutler gets no bids

AP

The Bears may not be done with quarterback Jay Cutler, but most Bears fans are.

The latest proof for that proposition comes from an auction that included a football autographed by Cutler.  Via the Chicago Tribune, the March 26 event resulted in a grand total of zero bids for the ball.

On Thursday, an anonymous fan offered the starting bid of $100 and purchased the ball.

The ball had been submitted to the Anti-Cruelty Society, a pet-adoption charity.  The anonymous bidder reportedly plans to give the football to his son for his birthday.

In an unrelated note, happy birthday to Jay Cutler’s son.

86 responses to “Football autographed by Jay Cutler gets no bids

  1. While I don’t think much of Cutler as a QB, he’s sure the target of a lot of mean spirited criticism. He’s down … and a lot of people are going to kick him.

  2. Damn, I wish I would have know it was for sale. I would have bid more then that

    By the time he gets done he will hold every record there is for Bears quarterbacks. Like him or not he is still the best QB to ever play in Chicago.

  3. Repeating the same post over and over … especially in unrelated threads … is a pathetic attempt to annoy people.

  4. The team doesn’t want to pay for his autograph on the player contract either…..They too, are looking and not getting any demonstrated interest in that item either…….

  5. Turns out, the anonymous buyer was his agent trying to salvage Cutler’s value, and thus his own potential commission……

  6. Bears D ranking near the bottom of the league in most categories, giving up an AVERAGE of 27.3 points per game!

    For those math challenged, that means in about half the games the Bears gave up more than 27 points. Only the top 6 offenses generated more points per game than the Bears give up… but tell me again how this is all Cutler’s fault…

  7. Only a Vikings fan would think Teddy Bridgewater is better than Aaron Rodgers.

  8. Once Fox & Fangio get the defense improved this year, they increase their commitment to the running game, and Gase designs some good plays for Cutler to run, fans will be singing a different tune.

    Cutler 26 TDs and 13 INTs this year. Book it.

  9. despite this guy not getting a single bid, someone should have at least try to start the bidding at even $10. its going to a good charity. im sure 95% of us here have a pet and can certainly relate to helping these dogs and cats

  10. What’s amazing is if his play improves, suddenly the fans wont care about his personality. Everyone loves to bash Cutler for his personality or lack thereof, but see how many people change that tune if he puts in a decent season.

    Winning cures all.

  11. In an unrelated note, happy birthday to Jay Cutler’s son.

    Man that’s just cruel. But on a more depressing note Chicago fans care nothing about the Anti-Cruelty Society, a pet-adoption charity either or they would have bid at least a little for it regardless.

  12. What is truly sad is that people were not willing to bid on a ball when the money went to charity! Someone could have at least bid a couple hundred!

  13. The fact that the Bears org is letting Cutler be publicly humiliated like this says everything about their relationship with Cutler.

    If the team had long terms plans for Cutler, they would have had a shill there to ensure the ball sold for a significant price. Cutler’s agent should have had someone there bidding. Apparently no one thinks enough of Cutler to look out for his public image.

  14. If he wanted a jay cutler football, he could just pick it up off of the grass like everybody else does.

  15. I am sure people who wanted to donate donated they just went home with something they wanted or at least bear to have.

  16. I have around 40 or so Jay Cutler rookie cards.

    They have been offered on Ebay many times at very cheap prices and never sold.

    I have even tried giving them away to a few Bears fans I work with. Nobody would take them.

    This is what happens when you are viewed as a whiny, sniveling, snot-nosed brat.

  17. Perhaps they did a crappy marketing job with the auction? I am a pretty big Bears fan and adopted a dog from the Anti-Cruelty Society over the summer and heard nothing about any auction. Who knows, maybe I’m just out of it.

  18. Nearly 10 years in the league

    Most of his coaches dislike him
    Most of his teammates dislike him
    Most fans dislike him
    Hasnt won anything

    Yet people still jump through hoops to defend this guy yet will still be the first ones to trash Johnny Manziel, who is guilty of doing nothing else but partying a little too hard. Even when Manziel went to rehab, people here still trashed him

  19. tim8450 says:

    Bears D ranking near the bottom of the league in most categories, giving up an AVERAGE of 27.3 points per game!

    For those math challenged, that means in about half the games the Bears gave up more than 27 points. Only the top 6 offenses generated more points per game than the Bears give up… but tell me again how this is all Cutler’s fault…
    =========================================

    Well, it doesn’t help to have the defense on the field so much because the offense keeps going three and out.

  20. The reason the Bears D gives up so many points IS BECAUSE of Cutler…. He puts them in horrible position & they are depressed & exhausted by the end of the game!!!

  21. Bears fan here and incredibly, I actually thought when we got Cutler that he would put us over the top.

    I know he gives a lot of money and time to diabetes causes, and with the amount of money he’s gotten from the Bears I assume he’s made some sizable donations. Since I have a granddaughter who is diabetic that does mean something to me – but outside of that there really hasn’t been a single good outcome from bringing him to Chicago at all.

  22. “floratiotime says: Apr 3, 2015 7:32 PM While I don’t think much of Cutler as a QB, he’s sure the target of a lot of mean spirited criticism. He’s down … and a lot of people are going to kick him.”

    On this we agree, it is over the top. Manziel gets his share of mean-spirited butt stomping too, and the guy is trying hard to better himself.

  23. I have been watching the Bears for over 50 years……It is a pity that the Bears have never had a QB as outstanding as Bart Starr, Bret Farve or Aaron Rodgers. They have never had a good QB……no wonder they rarely make the playoffs.

  24. theunapologeticrealist says: Apr 3, 2015 8:43 PM

    Nearly 10 years in the league

    Most of his coaches dislike him
    Most of his teammates dislike him
    Most fans dislike him
    Hasnt won anything

    Yet people still jump through hoops to defend this guy yet will still be the first ones to trash Johnny Manziel, who is guilty of doing nothing else but partying a little too hard. Even when Manziel went to rehab, people here still trashed him

    ————————————————————-

    I’m by no means saying Cutler is an elite QB, but he is far better than anything Manziel has shown on the field.

    Cutler is guilty of not liking people and letting that fact be known. He doesn’t hide behind cliche comments.

    Manziel is a ticking time bomb with substance abuse problems and seemingly zero interest in football. He cares about promoting himself and partying, that’s it.

    Whatever you may think of Cutler, comparing him to Manziel is absurd. Worst case scenario, Cutler is in the top 50% of the starting QB’s, but he’s probably closer to the top 33%.

    Manziel has done what exactly?

  25. Being that it is for a very good cause, a pet adoption charity, someone should have stepped up and made a donation and tell them they can keep the ball. In fact, Mike Vick should have been the first one to open the bidding.

  26. @profish13

    Manziel has played 6 quarters, Jay Cutler has played nearly 10 years

    It’s apples and oranges

    PFT commenters have a sick obsession with anything Johnny Manziel related, based off of 6 quarters of play and the fact that he likes to party a bit

    Yet Cutler gets a mulligan for being one of the most unlikable guys in the league with little to no success to justify being such a headcase?

  27. A NFL game retails for $100. It’s debatable if his signature devalued the football. When I was a teenager my buddies and I used to use a bat autographed by Ben Grieves to play games with. It was a good bat. Didn’t want it to just sit there.

  28. “The ball had been submitted to the Anti-Cruelty Society, a pet-adoption charity.”
    _____________________________

    I can understand this if the football had been signed by Michael Vick, but Jay Cutler??? c’mon man!

  29. When the bidder came to claim his prize the ball was thrown to him and intercepted by a Packer DB who just happened by…..

  30. snaponrules says: Apr 3, 2015 7:38 PM

    Damn, I wish I would have know it was for sale. I would have bid more then that

    By the time he gets done he will hold every record there is for Bears quarterbacks. Like him or not he is still the best QB to ever play in Chicago.

    _______

    OK so…no he isn’t and even if he were…Chicago isn’t actually known for being a QB friendly city. “Smash Mouth Football” I think we have always called it. Only it hasn’t won us anything. And anyone who calls up 1985 is seriously foolish because 1) the defense was the awesome part of that team and 2) they were playing the Patriots. Seriously.

    So good by default isn’t really all that good. Jay Cutler is not a good QB, despite his talents as an athlete. He is incapable of reading defenses, incapable of leading his fellow players, and incapable of having a personality – which may not be a requirement to be a QB but he is hard to watch.

  31. I feel bad for Jay Cutler. All of you psychophants who think he is worse than your teams Qb ( except packer fans, he is our FAVORITE QB) don’t realize how good he is. He has had NOTHING but bad coaches in the NFL, and now he has Fox AGAIN. Swing batter, batter.

  32. I won a jay cutler Broncos Jersey years ago. It’s in the very back of my closet, if any one wants it, you can have it for free. I M me for your mailing address…I was gna use it to line the cat box but I figured they didn’t want it also……

  33. It’s funny reading comments from Bears fans sticking up for this schmuck.

  34. Truth be told, Cutlee is not a bad teammate. His criticism for not being a leadee and underachieving as a highly paid QB is very much warranted and I would be first in line for that. But, he’s not a bad person and doesn’t have issues in the locker reoom or his private life that many seem to think and blast him for. He’a just an average QB, making way more $$ than he desrves. That’s on the Bears for allowing that to happen.

  35. He has no one to blame but himself…my concern is that he’s going to have a Dick Jauron 2003 13-3 style miracle next season and we’ll be stuck with him for another two years.

  36. What’s humorous is that Cutler with a very poor team around him had a higher qb rating than bustwater yet vikings view him as the purple Jesus. Just goes to show a fanbase that understands qb play vs one that hasn’t had a successful qb since the early 70’s and will anoint a qb every offseason as the next coming of….

  37. I agree if Cutler wins games, nobody cares about his facial expressions or how he gets along with his teammates. I would say Cutler does himself no favors by how he conducts himself on the sidelines. Can’t believe his agent or friends can’t coach him up on that.

  38. Cutler “hey kid, what do you want me to sign this ball to?”
    Kid “I suck, Jay”

  39. If I’m Jay Cutler, I say so what I’m here to play football collect my 25 million over the next two years and move on. Most of the bums in Chicago don’t make 50k a year so I’d just laugh it off and as a token maybe take out a full page add in the Times thanking them for all their support, with a last line saying…..only kidding!

  40. I’m sure this will get lots of downvotes here, but are fans (particularly Broncos fans) finally willing to admit that maybe, just MAYBE Josh McDaniels knew more about this guy than the rest of us did?

  41. Bronco fans are too ignorant to admit Josh did the Broncos a HUGE favor by getting rid of that piece of crap… He was their savior LOL… The guy never got them a winning season the entire time he was there & Tebow not only helped them get to the playoffs but he won one for them….

  42. privatecowboy says:
    Apr 4, 2015 9:25 AM

    He has no one to blame but himself…my concern is that he’s going to have a Dick Jauron 2003 13-3 style miracle next season and we’ll be stuck with him for another two years.

    _______________________________________

    This sounds exactly what would happen to the Bears, I was thinking the same thing. Hey Cutler is Cutler, I want our defense BACK!!!

    Go Bears!

  43. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Apr 4, 2015 9:57 AM

    What’s humorous is that Cutler with a very poor team around him had a higher qb rating than bustwater yet vikings view him as the purple Jesus. Just goes to show a fanbase that understands qb play vs one that hasn’t had a successful qb since the early 70’s and will anoint a qb every offseason as the next coming of….

    _______________________________________

    I wish more Bear’s fans would read this. Cutler will always be a turn over machine, lots of NFL starters are, Trestman’s and Lovie’s offense was utter garbage, terrible O-Line and wasn’t geared towards Jay. Jay is our only and best option, let the haters hate….

    Also, I really respect the Packer’s fanbase, we have the oldest and easily one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports, but yet we seem to have that mutual respect for one another unlike, the Ravens and Steelers….no offense Steeler’s fans, you guys are pretty respected as well.

  44. LOL poorcalvin… agreed. Vikings fans grasping at straws in the hopes that they may have a playoff team again someday. I had to laugh at the post of an obvious Viking’s fan ranking Bridgewater in front of the 2014 league MVP.

    I have no love for Jay Cutler whatsoever. To say the guy has an ego is beyond an understatement. It’s too bad, however, that the fans take to punish a charity for their obvious dislike of the guy.

  45. There is a Cutler story ( I will probably wreck it)

    He was once in a public restroom and a fan comes up in the next urinal stating how much of a fan he is.
    And Cutler’s response was ” I don’t caaaare ! ”

    Well it looks as though the shoe is on the other foot now.

  46. All kidding aside, as a Packer fan I truly hope Cutler finishes his career in Chicago and plays another thirty years. For obvious reasons.

  47. An article about Jay Cutler (who isn’t really that bad), yet Packer fans remain so completely obsessed with the Vikings, they have to reference him in comparison with Bridgewater, a rookie QB.

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