Jay Cutler is reportedly considering a career in TV — please, please, let’s make this happen

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Cutler flew to Los Angeles last week and auditioned for a color commentator role with FOX.

Jay Cutler is reportedly weighing a career in TV. (Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)
Jay Cutler is reportedly weighing a career in TV. (Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)
Jay Cutler is reportedly weighing a career in TV. (Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)

Longtime Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who played his first three seasons with the Broncos before getting traded to the Windy City, is reportedly thinking about retiring from football and going into broadcasting.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Cutler flew to Los Angeles last week and auditioned for a color commentator role with FOX. The TV giant needs a new analyst in the booth after John Lynch, another former Bronco, left to become general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

When I go home tonight, I’m going to say a little prayer to the football gods to make this happen. Hearing him call a game every week has the potential to make fantastic television.

Would Cutler establish himself as the anti-Jon Gruden? Would anything impress him? Imagine Odell Beckham Jr. making a wild one-handed catch on the sideline to pick up a third down.

“A fantastic catch on third-and-12,” Burkdhardt says, tilting his head toward Cutler.

“Pretty good,” Cutler says with glazed eyes.

Cutler seems like the type of guy who doesn’t care if he offends someone. The world needs a color commentator whose apathy is so palpable it inspired a Tumblr dedicated to photoshopping cigarettes into his mouth.

Please let this happen.

Subscribe to Denverite’s weekly sports newsletter here.

Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food. Got questions? Tips? You can reach him at cclark@denverite.com.