Cutler’s New Online NFL Betting Gig
Posted by: Mike Davis
While online NFL betting fans are busy keeping up to date with the latest moves around the league, there has been a signing outside the NFL that is sure to rouse the attention of players who bet on NFL games. Jay Cutler, former quarterback of the Chicago Bears, has officially joined the ranks of Fox to become a sports broadcaster. Broadcaster is key because accounting for the lackluster play Cutler was known for, there aren’t too many fans who would be interested in his analysis.
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Cutler was known for being a gunslinger and like Brett Favre, Cutler was also extremely prone to throwing interceptions. A quick browse of any sports blogs will reveal that Cutler was one of the most disliked quarterbacks of recent years. This is likely due to the fact that Cutler finished with 146 career interceptions, to just 208 touchdowns. Cutler wasn’t the worst quarterback to grace the gridiron, and his 85.7 career passer rating best exemplifies the type of football player that he was: mediocre.
What Does the Fox Say?
The news of Cutler’s new gig first broke when Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager reported the signing. Originally, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo had reported that Cutler was interested in seeking opportunities outside the NFL, specifically in the broadcasting booth. However, Garafolo also reported that Cutler would still be interested in playing if he had the opportunity to be the ‘unquestioned starter’. Since there’s no team willing to offer that position to an injury-prone, interception throwing gunslinger, Cutler ended up deciding to join the ranks of Fox.
“This got done in a hurry,” Garafolo stated during Good Morning Football, referencing the speed at which the deal was inked. “This went from flirtation with Fox to done deal in just a few hours.”
Cutler will be joining Kevin Burckhardt and Charles Davis to put on a three-man outfit. This is designed to allow Cutler the option to vacate the show if a quarterbacking opportunity were to open up. Those who are interested in seeing the most competitive online NFL betting matchups will prefer that Cutler stays in the booth.
Cutler’s Closing Contemplations
“I don’t know if retirement is the right word;” Cutler wrote to Garafolo. “I don’t feel that anyone ever really retires from the NFL. 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.”
Those who watched Cutler’s career extensively know that the quarterback never really looked thrilled to be on the football field. A good story to contrast this to is Brett Favre’s. Favre loved playing football, and all his highlights epitomized this. Nevertheless, once the time came, Favre had an extremely hard time walking away. The veteran would flip-flop between retirement and staying an innumerable amount of times, forcing the Green Bay Packers to give him the boot. Favre no longer wanted to ‘do what’s required to keep going’ but was still extremely interested in playing. The only difference between the two is that it’s clear Cutler is nowhere near as passionate as Favre. In the end, Cutler is likely to stay in the booth.