CBS may have made the biggest splash this off-season by adding Tony Romo to its broadcast booth, but FOX Sports is hoping to steal some of their thunder. The network has announced the addition of former Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler recently auditioned for the network, and must have impressed because FOX Sports is elevating him to the #2 broadcast team where he’ll team up with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. The ex-gunslinger has had a love/hate relationship with the media, and his ability to transition into an on-camera role and gain the interest, trust and admiration of football fans will be an interesting storyline to follow throughout the 2017 season.
The move to the booth for Cutler indicates that he’s leaving behind his NFL career. The NY Jets and Houston Texans expressed luke-warm interest in him this off-season but talks never reached a serious level. Jay did leave open the door of a possible NFL return but with the marketplace not clamoring for his services, it’s led him to explore a new path for his future.
Below is the statement FOX Sports sent out to the media on behalf of Cutler.