Following in the footsteps of former NFL Quarterback Tony Romo, ex Chicago Bear play caller Jay Cutler has decided to step into the booth and behind the mic for Fox Sports as a color commentator, teaming up with Charles Davis and Kevin Burkhardt.
Now Cutler has not formally announced his retirement from professional football – or even filed the paperwork – which means there is still the chance that he could be on the field at some point during the upcoming season.
“I don’t know if retirement is the right word; I don’t feel that anyone ever really, really retires from the NFL,” said Cutler to Jeff Darlington of ESPN in a statement. “You are either forced to leave, or you lose the desire to do what’s required to keep going. I’m in between those situations at this point in my life.”
So with the door still open to make an appearance under center this year, we’ll have to keep a close eye on the booth to see if Jay makes the transition back to calling signals. Cutler’s first game with Fox will come on August 27th, as his former team, the Chicago Bears, take on the Tennessee Titans.