Jay Cutler will kick off his career broadcasting a Chicago Bears game.
Jay Cutler won’t have to wait to have a chance to criticize his old teammates to a national television audience. After news broke this morning that the former Chicago Bears quarterback had decided to leave the NFL playing field for the broadcast booth, we’ve quickly learned how soon it will be for Cutler to analyze a game with his former teammates.
The answer is not long. Cutler’s first game will be a preseason Bears game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on August 27th.
Everyone has always said Cutler “doesn’t care” so he shouldn’t have a problem pointing out issues and criticizing his teammates, but asking to do it on national television to millions of people is a lot different.
Whether Cutler has the personality to succeed on television will be a question mark. However, several people who know Jay well have said that the negative public persona that he portrays is not his true personality. In private, he seems to be far more likable and has a very funny, dry sense of humor.
It seems like an odd circle in the NFL. John Lynch leaves Fox to become GM of the San Francisco 49ers. Ryan Pace trades up with Lynch to draft Jay Cutler’s replacement, Mitch Trubisky. Cutler leaves the Bears and replaces Lynch on Fox.
The interview with Burkhardt is excellent and provides a lot of inside information as to how the Cutler hire took place. It’s worth a listen. Check out the link below.
Cutler’s second career is about to get underway. Will his broadcasting career underwhelm like his NFL career? He might just surprise people and have the success as a broadcaster he never had as a player.