Jay Cutler will be joining Tony Romo on the list of QB's that quit football to become broadcasters this offseason. This move certainly comes as a surprise, no one really seemed interested in signing Cutler thus far, so I think that factored into his decision a lot. Cutler was who he was, a gunslinging QB that didn't really give a shit, or at least that's how he made it look. Anyways, he had peaked in his NFL career, no team was going to trust him with keys to the franchise and give him a true opportunity to lead a football team for the foreseeable future. Why would they, he's proven time and time again that he isn't quite as dedicated with his mental preparation for the game as the elite QB's in the league. Ultimately, this was the right move for Cutler, will it work out is whole different discussion.
Jay Cutler, will be joining the Fox broadcast team with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. Apparently, he went in for some sort of audition, impressing the people at Fox enough to put him in the 'B team' booth immediately. Obviously, he wasn't going to take Troy Aikman's job like Tony Romo replacing Phil Simms, Cutler just isn't that important. Still to walk in and get a gig like that is still pretty impressive, even though it's because of who he was. The real question is will he be good, though?
Well, Cutler was never really great with the media, although that might've just been his spiteful I hate the world Jay Cutler attitude. I mean the media did always give him a hell storm, even though his body language typically asked for it. Cutler is going to need to bring charisma, positive energy, and straight facts to the booth if he wants to be a quality broadcaster. The fact he didn't prepare well for his job as a QB in the NFL, leads me to believe he won't be too dedicated to the broadcasting gig either. He didn't like talking to his teammates on the bench during games, so it's hard to believe he'll be getting along with co-workers in the booth. Honestly, all the facts might point against Jay Cutler being a good NFL color commentator, although I believe he'll be better than expected.
Cutler his entire life in the spot light has been the guy that always got the photo shopped cigarette in his mouth. Everyone always painted this black picture behind Jay Cutler. His body language sucked, he never looked like he cared, and he was everyone's cup of team. For some reason I believe he's going to try to change that narrative when he enters the booth. He's definitley an extremely smart guy if he went to Vanderbilt, let's be honest they're not really known for football there. The smarts are there, there's no denying that. I could see Jay Cutler being brutally honest up in the booth as well, which you won't get a lot of the time. We will just have to wait and see how he pans out at Fox just like we will wait to see how Tony Romo works out. There's a lot more pressure on Romo to perform however since he's the lead analyst at CBS and Cutler is on the B team at Fox. Who knows, maybe Cutler will be a Hall of Fame commentator, sure as hell won't be a Hall of Fame quarterback.