Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may follow Tony Romo into the broadcast booth.
While no NFL teams have expressed serious interest in signing him as a starter this offseason, Cutler is exploring a career in broadcasting, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
According to Garafolo, Cutler's representatives have talked with network executives about TV roles.
ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reported that Cutler flew out to Los Angeles and auditioned with FOX last week.
As @MikeGarafolo reported, Jay Cutler considering career in broadcasting. Cutler flew to LA and auditioned for Fox last week, sources say.— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) May 4, 2017
Garafolo states that as of now it's unclear how far Cutler is along in the process, but the audition proves he's definitely serious about the possibility of transitioning to the broadcast booth for a post-football career.
Last week Cutler's agent Bus Cook said, "as far as I know, he wants to play football and would play if the right offer came along."
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Cook declined to talk about Cutler's post-playing career.
"You'd have to talk to Jay about that," Cook told Garafolo. "Any football player would be smart to explore his options in case he doesn't play anymore. But Jay is as talented as any quarterback out there right now."
Culer, 34, was released by the Bears last March. Cutler appeared in five games last season and compiled 1,059 passing yards to go along with four touchdowns and five interceptions.