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Texans Aren’t An Option For Jay Cutler, May Have Wait For Opportunity To Surface

Adam Schefter reports that free agent QB Jay Cutler was scheduled to visit with the Jets this week before New York elected to sign veteran QB Josh McCown to a contract Monday night.

The Jets appeared to be the best option for Cutler, but they elected to go in a different direction without even meeting with him.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans aren’t an option for Cutler, even though they could use some help at the position. In fact, Rapoport says that Cutler may just end up waiting for an opportunity to surface this offseason.

The Texans could be waiting for the Cowboys to release Tony Romo, even though Dallas is apparently holding out for a trade.

Cutler is, arguably, the best available options at the quarterback position right now, which speaks to how limited the pool of free agents is at the position.

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 have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.