Nam Y. Huh/ AP In this Aug. 27, 2016, file picture, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) waits on the sideline before an NFL football preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Chicago. Cutler was employed Friday, May 5m 2017, by Fox as an analyst to work on its No. 2 NFL team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.
Friday, May 5, 2017|7:09 p.m.
NEW YORK– Another previous NFL quarterback is gone to the broadcast cubicle.
Jay Cutler was employed Friday by Fox as an analyst to work on its No. 2 NFL group with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.
Last month, CBS replaced Phil Simms as its top game analyst with Tony Romo.
Unlike Romo, who would have remained in need to play quarterback had he chosen not to leave the field, Cutler drew little interest as a totally free agent. So, at age 34, he’s headed to the cubicle. He’s barely old for a quarterback thinking about the slew of veterans still starting who are older. But his disparity, fondness for turnovers and the negative vibes he offered triggered groups to guide far from Cutler this offseason.
Cutler spent the last eight seasons with the Chicago Bears after getting into the NFL with Denver. He was 68-71 as a starter with a profession passer score of 85.7, 208 goals and 146 interceptions.
The move to the both is unexpected thinking about Cutler had a frosty relationship with the media, though he did warm up in the last few years.
Bears chairman George McCaskey praised his “ability, toughness and intelligence” in a statement. He said Cutler made “an amazing impact off the field, doing things for people”– particularly kids. And he did it without looking for acknowledgment.
“We’re excited for the fans to obtain to know the Jay Cutler we understood inside the walls of Halas Hall,” McCaskey said.
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase– Chicago’s offensive organizer in 2015– stated he’s not amazed by the move.
“I guess I understand a different guy than exactly what everybody else depicts,” Gase stated.