In 2006 the Denver Broncos drafted Jay Cutler with the 11th pick in the first round. With his years spent with the Broncos, Cutler was able to provide 54 passing touchdowns which is okay for a three year span. In 2009 Cutler started his first season with the Chicago Bears. During the 8 season career Cutler was able to provide a sense of veteran leadership in the locker room which helped the Bears develop as an NFL franchise. Jay now will enter the media realm of his career. He now joins many other NFL veterans such as Chris Carter and Randy Moss to comment and critique the play of many other NFL players.

Big-armed Cutler

During his 11 season career Jay Cutler proved to NFL defenses that he was able to throw the ball. He finished his career with 32,467 yards and he is currently the Bears' all-time leading passer. Cutler was able to complete 62% of his passes as an NFL quarterback as he averaged 7.23 yards per completion. In 2010 Cutler was able to lead his team to the NFC Conference Championship. It was the team’s first playoff appearance since 2006, the year Chicago was able to win the Super Bowl. Although the Bears have not been able to reach the playoffs since, Jay has been able to provide the Bears with consistent veteran quarterback play.

Moving to the big screen

Instead of playing football in 2017, Jay Cutler will be an on-screen analyst for Fox sports.

The decision was made although he had teams interested in his ability to make big plays. According to Adam Schefter, Jay Cutler had discussions with the New York Jets as well as the Houston Texans. Both teams needed a quarterback and were hoping that Jay would hop on board. Any other teams that was interested must be able to talk Cutler out of retirement.

Cutler has reportedly told reporters that his decision is final and was made undoubtedly. Instead of wearing a helmet, Jay Cutler will be dressed in suits and ties on NFL Sunday.

Big shoes to fill?

During the 2017 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears traded picks with the San Francisco 49ers. This aggressive move enabled the team to select University of North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Although the UNC quarterback was ranked highly amongst the players in his draft class, the move to trade up for him shocked most teams in the NFL. Usually when teams make moves of this caliber the rookie ends up starting the following season. With Jay Cutler leaving, Trubisky will need to show the world why the Bears had so much confidence in the young college star.