Longtime NFL quarterback and Vanderbilt standout Jay Cutler reportedly will announce his retirement soon.
That’s according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport:
Speaking of future TV stars, ex-#Dolphins QB Jay Cutler is expected to retire (again), as well. He may be coming to a reality show near you, as will his wife. And of course, there is the Fox interest to join the broadcast booth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018
Cutler also retired before the 2017 season but came back to take over as the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback after Ryan Tannehill went down with a season-ending injury to his left knee sustained during training camp. The Dolphins finished the season 6-10.
Cutler will be remembered as one of the more divisive quarterbacks of this pass-happy era. He played for three teams over 12 years, including eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Cutler was drafted by the Denver Broncos and performed well in the Mile High City before the team traded him after he clashed with then-head coach Josh McDaniels.
In retirement, Cutler is not likely to be out of the spotlight. He reportedly will appear on a reality show that stars his wife, Kristin Cavallari. The couple has three young children.
And as Rapoport alluded to, Cutler will have opportunities in the broadcast booth. He had agreed to be an analyst with FOX last year before spurning the network for the Dolphins. It will be interesting to see if that relationship was damaged as FOX looks for a lead color commentator for its newly acquired Thursday Night Football franchise.
Despite his complicated legacy and relatively short career for a quarterback, Cutler will retire as one of only 27 players to pass for more than 35,000 yards in his career. That’s more than Hall of Fame members Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Kurt Warner and others. While Cutler played in an era that encouraged gaudy passing numbers, it’s still impressive feat to be among those quarterbacks.
He holds many Vanderbilt’s passing records, as well.
Official word from Cutler’s camp should be coming soon.