According to a report from The Big Lead, former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has met with multiple networks (including ESPN and CBS) to discuss a potential broadcasting role.
Cutler — the 12-year NFL veteran who also played with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins — has been one of the more oft-mentioned candidates to be the next NFL QB-turned-broadcaster and with good reason.
The former Pro Bowler has been on a bit of a media-hot streak of sorts. He is a constant figure on his wife's (Kristin Cavallari) popular reality TV show "Very Cavallari," which has served as a solid engine to show off the more humorous side of Cutler.
But the bigger reason Cutler is such a hot ticket on the media circuit is that there was already a very strong belief that he would be a big success in the booth.
Back in 2017, after Cutler semi-retired from football (for the first time), he promptly agreed to a contract with FOX Sports to join a three-man broadcast setup with Charles Davis and Kevin Burkhardt. Of course, we never got to see what the still-hungry-for-an-NFL-opportunity Jay would look and sound like in the booth, as he later agreed to a one-year deal to be the stopgap, starting QB for the Dolphins.
Cutler's quick recruitment and signing to FOX Sports in 2017 closely mirrored Tony Romo's quick turn from retired Dallas Cowboys QB to CBS broadcaster that very same year.
Now with Cutler apparently interested in getting into broadcasting, one has to wonder if he can replicate the great success that Romo, who is reportedly being offered the biggest sports broadcaster contract in history, has had.
You're probably not going to be able to watch the Bears at Soldier Field any time soon, but next week you'll be able to watch a movie there! That's kind of the same!
That's because a program called 'Chi-Togther' "will provide Music Entertainment and Movie Screenings each night that will also include carpool-style concerts plus food and beverage options for all ages."
The event will be held in Soldier's South lot, and anyone who signs up will get a free popcorn! Honestly, it's worth it just to get out of the house and grab yourself some free kernels.
Movies being screened include Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Fast and Furious (hell yeah). Also Shrek.
The Chicago Bears franchise celebrated 100 years of football last season but there are a few more notable anniversaries on the horizon.
Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Bears football at Soldier Field. And the columned stadium itself, which opened in 1924, is nearing the century mark.
While the franchise played a vast majority of their home games at Wrigley Field in its early years, a smattering of contests took place at the lakefront facility. The first of which was a 10-0 win over the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 11, 1926.
The Bears moved away from Wrigley Field after the 1970 campaign, landing at the AstroTurfed Soldier Field the following season. The team’s first game there — as official tenants — gave the franchise a positive jolt. A late Kent Nix touchdown pass gave the Bears a 17-15 victory over coach Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a capacity crowd. The win was one of the bright spots in an otherwise pedestrian 6-8 season.
Alas, there were better days ahead.
Let’s take a look back at the 12 greatest Bears wins at Soldier Field: