Jay Cutler Expected to Call Chicago Bears’ Week 1 Game

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jay Cutler
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jay Cutler /

The ratings for the Chicago Bears’ first regular-season game of 2017 versus the Atlanta Falcons may be higher than expected. It was announced that former Bears quarterback, and new FOX Sports analyst, Jay Cutler could possibly call the game on September 10, along with Charles Davis and Kevin Burkhardt. Cutler, the Bears’ all-time leading passer, was released by the franchise on March 9, and quickly replaced by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon.

If made official, this won’t be the first time Cutler will have covered his former team. In Week 1 of the preseason, Cutler will commentate Chicago’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

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Of course, all ears will be open to what Cutler will have to say about the team that he was a part of the last eight years of his NFL career, especially if the Bears stumble out of the blocks against the defending NFC champion Falcons. Cutler did have some nice things to say about Glennon and Chicago’s quarterback of the future, Mitchell Trubisky, a few months ago when he was a guest on “The Herd” with Doug Gottlieb.

Although Cutler did show some optimism for the Bears’ new QBs, there still is a chance that he may have some choice words regarding the ball club that gave him his walking papers. As we all know, Cutler was never the one to hold his tongue when speaking to the media, and never cared about his body language or tone of voice when expressing his mind. These traits may definitely arise, and could be the reason why FOX decided to potentially assign Cutler to this game in the first place.

For the sake of the Bears, I hope that all goes well and they start the 2017 season with a victory. However, if for some case that doesn’t happen, Cutler’s regular-season debut for FOX could be must-see-TV.