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Jay Cutler is keeping himself busy in retirement, gives bartending a spin

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Jay Cutler is keeping himself busy in retirement, gives bartending a spin

Jay Cutler is a man of many talents.

NFL quarterback? Check. Reality TV star? Check. Bartender? Apparently so.

Ahead of Monday’s College Football Playoff title game, Cutler made a guest appearance bartending in New Orleans. WGN Radio/FanSided’s Mark Carman was on the scene Sunday, and Cutler looked like a natural in action.

Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett also made an appearance.

Now, we’re not saying Cutler has found his calling post-retirement. However, it’s nice to see the former Bears quarterback keeping busy two years after he hung up his cleats. Season 3 of "Very Cavallari" kicked off on Thursday, and Cutler took center stage in the premiere episode.

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Bears All-Decade Team: Jay Cutler, Matt Forte are no-brainers at QB, RB

Bears All-Decade Team: Jay Cutler, Matt Forte are no-brainers at QB, RB

The Chicago Bears wrapped up their 100th season of football in disappointing fashion, but the 2010s provided Bears fans with some fun moments and personalities to cheer for.

In this nine-part series, we'll name our Bears All-Decade Team.

We've already covered linebackersdefensive linemenedge defenders, cornerbacks, safeties and wide receivers. Next up: quarterback and running back.

Quarterback: Jay Cutler
2009-16

Cutler dominated the Bears quarterback conversation the minute former general manager Jerry Angelo pulled off the blockbuster trade to acquire him from the Denver Broncos in 2009. He'd go on to play eight seasons in Chicago and was arguably the most talented quarterback in franchise history.

Cutler ended his Bears career as the club's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns but finished with a 51-51 record as a starter. Is there a better way to summarize his time in Chicago than that .500 winning percentage?

Ryan Pace moved on from Cutler during the 2017 offseason when the team figured they'd be better off with Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky. Three seasons removed from Cutler's last start, fans are still wondering if this team, with this defense, would've won more games if he was still under center.


Running Back: Matt Forte
2008-15

Forte's career with the Bears began in 2008 but he enjoyed some of his most productive seasons between 2010 and 2014. He had a career-high 1,339 rushing yards in 2013 and had a sensational 102-catch season in 2014.

The former second-round pick out of Tulane became a fixture in the Chicago sports landscape because of his consistent and reliable play. Forte was one of the NFL's most effective dual-threat running backs during his time with the Bears and finished second behind Walter Payton on the team's all-time rushing list with 8,602 yards. He's also second (again, behind Payton) in career receptions with 487.

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Under Center Podcast: Thanksgiving in Detroit with Jeff Riger to preview Bears - Lions

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Under Center Podcast: Thanksgiving in Detroit with Jeff Riger to preview Bears - Lions

Laurence Holmes is joined by Jeff Riger from 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit to preview the holiday clash between the Bears and Lions. Topics include the Lions' tenuous QB situation (2:45), a Matt Stafford update and a comparison to Jay Cutler (5:00), the Lions' inability to win big games in recent years (9:00), and the struggles of head coach Matt Patricia that have the Lions fan base so upset (13:45).

Listen here or in the embedded player below. 

Under Center Podcast

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