That right there is the ass of a man who might be hanging up the cleats and grabbing a microphone. There have been reports coming out today that Jay Cutler might actually be done with football altogether pretty soon and it looks like he wants to jump into the broadcasting booth.
After all, he’s unemployed right now and he’s been enjoying that life about as much as you can.
So is he planning on trying to start his media career this season? Mike Garafolo has the story:
The former Chicago Bears quarterback, who has received little interest from teams (at least as an unquestioned starter), is exploring a post-football career in broadcasting, according to multiple television sources and people with knowledge of Cutler’s thinking.
Cutler and his representatives have spoken with network executives about football-related TV roles and sources said Cutler has auditioned with at least one network in recent weeks. It’s unclear how far along Cutler is in the process and whether he’s negotiating a contract, but his audition indicates he’s serious about broadcasting.
I never pegged Cutty as the type who would want to break down games for us at home. He never seemed like that kind of guy. I always figured he’d just retire to Nashville with his hot wife and kids and we’d pretty much never hear from him again.
But now it looks like we’re going to see a lot more of him. Now that I think about it, I actually think his laid back personality would translate well to TV. But he’s not retired yet, at least as far as his agent knows.
Bus Cook, Cutler’s football agent, said Thursday the quarterback hasn’t retired and “as far as I know, he wants to play football and would play if the right offer came along.” Cook only handles Cutler’s NFL contracts, so he declined to offer any comment on his client’s broadcasting aspirations.
“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.”