Update: Jay Cutler meeting with CBS, ESPN about broadcast career

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Update: Jay Cutler meeting with CBS, ESPN about broadcast career

Thu May 04, 2017 10:31 am

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.

Cutler's football agent, Bus Cook, said on Thursday Cutler 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."

Cutler's transition into TV would be an intriguing storyline because he hasn't been the most engaging player with the media. He's also looked downright miserable, at times, on the field and during postgame news conferences.

But Cutler has had his charismatic moments, such as his news conference following his benching in 2014. Cutler had walked out of his postgame presser that week when the media didn't show, so at his post-benching session with reporters, he quipped, "I'm glad you guys could make it. I missed you after the game." Cutler then proceeded to be as open and honest with the media as he's ever been.

Should he ultimately decide to retire from playing and take up a broadcasting career, Cutler will have to display that kind of charisma as well as the ability to analyze and explain the finer details of the game for viewers. Perhaps that will be another element of surprise for the audience, as Cutler has often been criticized as a risk-taking gunslinger who lacks on-field awareness and a grasp of offensive systems. However, some who have coached him have been adamant he has a sharp football mind.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 10:40 am

I'd be a big fan of this, I'm not sure he would be the best for covering games but he could have a role somewhere. From what I remember he seemed pretty well spoken and every coach he has had has praised his football IQ.

I always liked Jay off the field and sometimes on it. Personally, I would love to be able to see him on shows and learn more about his experiences with Chicago. Good luck to him
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 10:41 am

Now that would be a shocker if he succeeds in that career with his personality.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 10:42 am

Him and Romo broadcasting together
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:01 am

Apparently he flew out to LA to audition with Fox.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:24 am

UOK wrote:Apparently he flew out to LA to audition with Fox.
Why would he interview with Fox if the Bears just cut him?

Does John Fox live in LA now?

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Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:27 am

Makes sense to me. He's "polarizing" and wouldn't hesitate to criticize or praise. He would be the opposite of grudges over-loving everyobe


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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:29 am

G08 wrote:
UOK wrote:Apparently he flew out to LA to audition with Fox.
Why would he interview with Fox if the Bears just cut him?

Does John Fox live in LA now?

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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:37 am

To be honest, I don't want to see him in that roll. He's a gun slinger that didn't give a F, I don't want to see him get old on TV. IMO, just ride off into the sunset and enjoy all the loot you stole!
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Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 12:08 pm

Who would want to listen to Cutler? Guy knows nothing about football.
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CRM 114 wrote:Who would want to listen to Cutler? Guy knows nothing about football.
I thought Guy was a hall of famer?

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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 1:23 pm

G08 wrote:
UOK wrote:Apparently he flew out to LA to audition with Fox.
Why would he interview with Fox if the Bears just cut him?

Does John Fox live in LA now?

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Now that's some bad humor right there. :evilgrin:
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Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 1:37 pm

G08 wrote:
UOK wrote:Apparently he flew out to LA to audition with Fox.
Why would he interview with Fox if the Bears just cut him?

Does John Fox live in LA now?

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You know, I don't think so but I could be wrong.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 pm

seems like a role more suited to someone like Urlacher tbh
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 3:36 pm

CRM 114 wrote:Who would want to listen to Cutler? Guy knows nothing about football.
And you know nothing in general. Why do yo stick around here.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 3:36 pm

Or wait maybe he is a HOFer what do you guys think. lol
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 3:38 pm

G08 wrote:
CRM 114 wrote:Who would want to listen to Cutler? Guy knows nothing about football.
I thought Guy was a hall of famer?

Wab? help me out here...
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 3:55 pm

GSH wrote:seems like a role more suited to someone like Urlacher tbh
i actually agree with this. cutler doesnt really do fake sincerity. urlacher's as fake as they come.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 4:18 pm

RustyTrubisky wrote:
GSH wrote:seems like a role more suited to someone like Urlacher tbh
i actually agree with this. cutler doesnt really do fake sincerity. urlacher's as fake as they come.
Including his new hair and propensity for fake boobs.
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 4:35 pm

Cutler will be on the Waddle & Silvy show tomorrow at 3pm on ESPN1000, btw.
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Thu May 04, 2017 6:23 pm

RustyTrubisky wrote:
GSH wrote:seems like a role more suited to someone like Urlacher tbh
i actually agree with this. cutler doesnt really do fake sincerity. urlacher's as fake as they come.
just noticed your new username :lol:
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Re: Garafalo: Cutler auditions for broadcaster role

Thu May 04, 2017 11:38 pm

I'd love to see him go to the NFL Network and get paired with Maurice Jones-Drew. Must see TV.
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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:07 am

Cutler has joined FOX, where he will work as an analyst in a three-man booth with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, according to FOX sideline reporter Peter Schrager.

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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:12 am

I'm excited to see how this goes. Should be good for him...he can show the side that everyone believes isn't there.
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:18 am

Can't wait to see this
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:24 am

wab wrote:I'm excited to see how this goes. Should be good for him...he can show the side that everyone believes isn't there.
It will be interesting. I hope he does well and isn't like every other nfl player analyst. He has the requirements to be good. He is much more blunt then most and I hope he keeps that honesty.
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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:24 am

From Jay:

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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:27 am

Henry Rollins quote, +1 in my book.
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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:29 am

@AdamSchefter
Before deciding to go to FOX, Jay Cutler had real discussions with Jets, and less-promising ones with Texans. Cutler opted for analyst role.
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Re: Update: Cutler retires from NFL; joins Fox on commentar

Fri May 05, 2017 8:41 am

mmmc_35 wrote:Henry Rollins quote, +1 in my book.
get in the van was an important read for high school rusty.

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