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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

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Jay Cutler said his retirement is "permanent."
"I don't really see anything else happening," said Cutler of his playing career. "I'm happy with where I am, you know, in my life and really in the future going forward. So, yeah, we can go ahead and say it. It's permanent." Cutler was more or less forced out of the league after generating little to no interest on the open market. He seems committed to his new role at Fox Sports, though it would be a little surprising if Cutler turned down a starting job should an opportunity arise. Cutler turned 34 last week. May 5 - 4:42 PM

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, free agent Jay Cutler talked with the Jets and Texans before retiring on Friday.

As Schefter puts it, discussions with the Jets were "real," but talks with Houston were "less promising." An in-draft report had the Texans not even answering phone calls from Cutler, and once they drafted Deshaun Watson, Cutler's fate was sealed. In a statement Friday, Cutler said he's in between being forced out of the league and not having the desire to keep playing. If a team calls him this season with the opportunity to start, Cutler would probably jump at the situation as long as he's still in shape.
May 5 - 9:47 AM

Free agent QB Jay Cutler announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.

He'll follow Tony Romo into broadcasting, joining FOX Sports. Cutler will be in the booth on Sundays with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. Burkhardt is FOX's No. 2 play-by-play man behind Joe Buck. Word is Cutler wanted to continue playing, but he simply didn't draw any interest. Drafted by Mike Shanahan's Broncos in a 2006 trade up, Cutler spent three years in Denver before Josh McDaniels sent him packing. He was sent to the Bears for Kyle Orton and a couple of first-round picks. Cutler played eight seasons in Chicago. He went 68-71 in his career, throwing for 32,467 yards and a 208:146 TD:INT ratio. Cutler made one Pro Bowl and went to the playoffs once. We bet he'd come back to play if a quarterback-needy team called.
May 5 - 9:14 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports free agent QB Jay Cutler is "exploring a post-football career in broadcasting."

Cutler's rep said the quarterback is not considering retirement, but his actions suggest otherwise. Garafolo reports Cutler and his reps "have spoken with network executives about football-related TV roles" with the quarterback even auditioning for "at least one network in recent weeks." ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports that network was FOX. Seemingly unwilling to accept a backup job, Cutler could follow Tony Romo into the broadcast booth this fall.
May 4 - 11:34 AM

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

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

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