Adam Schefter reports that before Jay Cutler agreed to join FOX, he had real discussions with the Jets and less-promising ones with Texans.
Jay Cutler has confirmed the news.
From Jay Cutler on his decision to head to the broadcast booth: pic.twitter.com/NF1kqqGz05
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) May 5, 2017
According to Peter Schrager, FOX has officially hired former NF QB Jay Cutler as a broadcaster for the 2017 season. Cutler will not join Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis in the booth this season.
This deal came together really quick, as a report from yesterday mentioned that Cutler exploring a post-football career in broadcasting.
Cutler and his representatives had spoken with network executives about a potential TV role after he auditioned with at least one network in recent weeks.
Many thought Cutler was going to be able to secure a starting job in free agency several months ago, but that proved to not be the case.
Cutler, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2006. He spent three years in Denver before he was traded to the Bears in 2009. He was in the fourth year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed when the Bears cut him loose at the start of the 2017 league year.
In 2016, Cutler appeared in five games and throw for 1,059 yards while completing 59.1 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.