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Jay Cutler | Quarterback | #6

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, free agent Jay Cutler had interest in playing for the Texans but the team wouldn't return his calls.
The ex-Bears quarterback has heard crickets since hitting the open market. Cutler had a visit lined up with the Jets about a month ago, but that meeting was cancelled after Gang Green signed Browns castoff Josh McCown to a one-year deal. Houston would have been an interesting landing spot for Cutler but instead the Texans addressed their quarterback need by trading up to draft Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 pick. The 34-year-old recently said he has no plans to retire but maybe he'll reconsider if teams keep giving him the cold shoulder. Apr 29 - 2:18 PM

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Free agent Jay Cutler's player rep says he's not considering retirement.

"Jay wants to play football," were the words of Bus Cook. "He never has mentioned retirement to me. Jay Cutler, as far as I know, is ready to play and wants to play, and his skill set is as good as any quarterback in the league." Cook, who represented Brett Favre, certainly knows retiring quarterbacks. It's a good time for Cutler to get the message out, as he will be an option for teams that miss out/select a project in this week's draft. The Texans would be Cutler's best-case scenario, but there's been no indication they're considering the longtime Bear.
Apr 25 - 1:16 PM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson expects free agent Jay Cutler to retire.

Dickerson lays out a pretty reasonable case. Battered throughout his career, Cutler has banked over $100 million in earnings, and isn't drawing interest from contending teams. The fact that Cutler has yet to officially call it quits suggests he's waiting for someone better than the Jets to call, but it's unlikely to happen. The No. 11 overall pick of the 2006 draft turns 34 later this month.
Apr 17 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Roman Modrowski reports free agent Jay Cutler is still contemplating retirement.

WGN Radio reported at the Annual League Meeting late last month that there was a "strong belief" Cutler wouldn't play football in 2017, and he's yet to receive any known free agent interest. As Modrowski notes, Cutler is married to successful TV personality Kristin Cavillari and has no financial worries. The Jets at one point were rumored to have interest, but 34-year-old Cutler likely has no interest in joining a rebuilding team.
Apr 13 - 1:38 AM

WGN Radio's Adam Hoge reports there is a "strong belief" at the Annual League Meeting that free agent Jay Cutler will not play in 2017.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in February there is "no guarantee" Cutler plays in 2017, and it seems like NFL teams have been given that impression as well. This is surprising on the surface, but Cutler will be 34 in April and has been banged up the last several seasons. That said, he was scheduled to meet with the Jets before New York signed Josh McCown, so it is likely he is willing to play if given a real shot at a starting job. As of now, that shot does not seem to be forthcoming.
Mar 28 - 10:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Jay Cutler was scheduled to visit the Jets this week.

He "was scheduled" because the Jets gave Josh McCown $6 million guaranteed on a one-year deal presumably to be their starter. With New York out of the running, the Texans would be an interesting landing spot if they miss out on Tony Romo, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Houston is not an option. With the music nearing its coda, Cutler is in danger of being left without a chair.
Mar 20 - 7:39 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets "have been in touch" with free agent QB Jay Cutler.

Rapoport expects Cutler to visit once the Jets have worked out a plan of action at quarterback. Cutler makes quite a bit of sense for a coaching staff which likely needs to retain some respectability even as the organization begins a rebuild, but Cutler is just good enough to win a few games and cost the Jets valuable draft position. If New York is really interested in blowing it up, Cutler might not be the answer.
Mar 13 - 10:17 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini does not believe free agent Jay Cutler is "right for the Jets."

Like all quarterbacks who hit the open market, Cutler has been linked with the Jets, but the interest appears to be legitimate in his case. Cimini is not excited about the possibility, however, writing the Jets need "a leader at quarterback" and Cutler "isn't that guy." While that may be true, the Jets need someone to run the offense while they work through the early stages of their rebuild, and unless they can get a quarterback like Trevor Siemian via trade, Cutler is the best option available, which means it will likely be a long year in New York.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 9:39 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there's mutual interest between the Jets and free agent Jay Cutler.

33-year-old Cutler isn't a long-term fix, but he'd be a satisfactory one- or two-year bridge before the Jets turn the offense over to a young franchise quarterback (not Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg). The Jets remain in the mix for Trevor Siemian if the Broncos make him available. Gang Green could also kick the tires on free agent Colin Kaepernick at some point.
Mar 10 - 9:27 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Jets will take "a long look" at free agent Jay Cutler if they're unable to work out a trade for Trevor Siemian.

Per Mortensen, the Jets are hoping to land Siemian in a trade with Denver but would pivot to Cutler if that proves too difficult. Cutler may still have something left in the tank, but his options will be limited, especially now that Buffalo and San Francisco are no longer pursuing starting quarterbacks.
Mar 9 - 2:14 PM

Bears released QB Jay Cutler.

So ends eight long years in Chicago. The move paves the way for Mike Glennon. One month shy of his 34th birthday, Cutler's Chicago career ended in one of his patented valleys, with his 2016 marked by injury and ineffectiveness. Cutler helped guide the Bears to the 2010-11 NFC Championship Game, but otherwise made zero playoff appearances. He posted a 154:109 TD:INT ratio across 102 games. It was a long, strange trip. The Jets, naturally, are interested.'s Ian Rapoport reports the interest is mutual.
Mar 9 - 1:36 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini would "be surprised" if Jay Cutler ended up with the Jets.

Cutler to the Jets seems to be the rumor du jour, but Cimini has consistently shot those rumors down. Still, the dots are easy to connect with Cutler's former position coach and former teammates in New York, and the Jets are likely looking for a veteran bridge of Cutler's ilk to get them to their future quarterback. The noise is unlikely to die until the Jets add someone else or Cutler signs with a different team.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 9:53 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "no guarantee" Jay Cutler plays in 2017.

"He's one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play," Rapoport continued. "It is a consideration. It's something he's confided in people." Cutler will be 34 in April and has dealt with several injuries the last couple seasons including the torn labrum he is currently rehabbing, but it would be shocking if he decided to retire. This is almost certainly a ploy to scare away any potential trading partners, forcing the Bears to release him and allowing him to pick his next destination. With so many quarterback-needy teams, Cutler should have a healthy market once he is cut.
Feb 23 - 9:02 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jay Cutler (shoulder) is expected to be medically cleared by March.

Cutler underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in early December. It's typically a three-month rehab, but don't expect Cutler to do much throwing before training camp. He's expected to be able to pass a physical sometime next month. The Bears will likely release Cutler before or shortly after the start of the new league year on March 9.
Feb 22 - 11:06 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora continues to report the Jets have "some interest" in Jay Cutler if/when he's released by the Bears.

"They believe he can play in the elements that are a reality in the AFC East, and they like his moxie and arm talent," writes La Canfora. "And that was well before the Jets hired Jeremy Bates as their quarterback coach." Bates and Cutler have mutual affinity after working together in Denver and Chicago. The current Jets regime needs to find a way to put wins on the board to save their jobs. No quarterback currently on the roster or in the draft will be able to do that, so Cutler makes some sense as a veteran bridge. La Canfora also mentions the Bills, 49ers, Dolphins, Texans, Jaguars, and Browns as potential landing spots for Cutler.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 22 - 9:35 AM

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