Report: ‘Strong belief’ Jay Cutler won’t play in 2017
Jay Cutler has not received much interest from teams since the Chicago Bears released him earlier this month, and it is starting to look like it could stay that way.
Adam Hoge from WGN Radio said there is a “strong belief” at the NFL owners’ meetings this week that Cutler may not find a home for the 2017 season.
There's a strong belief at the NFL owners meetings that Jay Cutler won't play in 2017. We'll see. Needs change, even post-draft.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) March 28, 2017
The only team that had been linked to Cutler previously was the New York Jets, and they decided to sign Josh McCown to likely fill the role Cutler would have been used in.
Cutler will turn 34 in about a month, and he is coming off a season in which he appeared in just five games due to injury. He has not exactly been the model of good health in recent years, and we all know about the gunslinger’s issues with protecting the football. Few teams are in need of a starting quarterback, and it is doubtful Cutler would be willing to accept a backup role.
If we were to guess, we’d assume this controversial quarterback would land a job before Cutler. Retirement is not out of the question for Smokin’ Jay.