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Jay Cutler | Quarterback | #6

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 231
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears have "actively started seeking" a trade partner for Jay Cutler.

The Bears will try their darnedest to get something for Cutler, though there's a good chance they'll end up cutting him. Cutler plateaued and arguably regressed after a promising beginning to his career in Denver, and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2009. With that said, a quarterback-needy team like the Jets could be desperate enough to take the bait. The Bears are expected to target Jimmy Garoppolo, but they'll face plenty of competition.
Feb 21 - 6:12 PM

Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports the Cardinals have "zero interest" in Jay Cutler.

MMQB's Peter King wrote he "wouldn't be shocked" if Cutler ended up with the Cardinals, but Somers makes it clear that is not a real option. It also never made much sense for Cutler to sit for at least a year behind Carson Palmer when he should have starting options even if the Bears decide to move on. Even though they are not interested in Cutler, the Cardinals have to find their quarterback of the future this offseason.
Feb 21 - 10:47 AM

MMQB's Peter King "wouldn't be shocked" if Jay Cutler ends up with the Cardinals.

That would mean Cutler chooses to settle for a backup job behind Carson Palmer for 2017 with an eye on taking over as the starter in 2018 if Palmer retires. It would be somewhat shocking to see Cutler take a back seat when there are so many open jobs out there, but his fit in Bruce Arians' gunslinger offense makes sense. The Cardinals have said finding a quarterback is their No. 1 goal this offseason. The Jets and 49ers could also be landing spots for Cutler.
Source: MMQB
Feb 20 - 10:36 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports the Jets "won't be suitors" for Jay Cutler.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the Jets were a "possibility" for Cutler, but he might have just been connecting dots after New York hired QBs coach Jeremy Bates, who has a long history with Cutler. Cutler did not have a good relationship with Brandon Marshall at the end of their time together in Chicago, however, and the Jets are not just a veteran quarterback away from competing. It is highly unlikely Cutler remains in Chicago, but it does not look like he will be heading to New York.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 10:34 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets are a "possibility" to acquire Jay Cutler.

The Jets hired Jeremy Bates as their new QBs coach on Wednesday. He and Cutler have a long history together, and by most accounts, the two really like working with each other. Bates was Cutler's QBs coach in Denver early in his career when he went to the Pro Bowl, and then Bates was brought over to Chicago in 2012 to work with Cutler again. On top of Bates, the Jets also currently employ former Bears teammates Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall. It could be a match. The Bears are fully expected to release Cutler over the next month.
Feb 8 - 2:28 PM

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