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.
The NFL’s cutdown deadline entering the regular season has become one of the most exciting days of the football calendar.
The Houston Texans followed the tradition started last year by the Bears, crafting a blockbuster trade of their own on Saturday afternoon.
The Texans sent two first-round picks, a second-round pick and two players to the Miami Dolphins for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, wide receiver Kenny Stills and a fourth-round pick.
Houston, which doesn’t have a true general manager this season, sent more to the Dolphins than the Bears gave up for Khalil Mack.
Ryan Pace gave up two first-round picks, a third-round pick and a sixth-round pick, but he also brought back a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick with his star pass rusher.
Tunsil and Stills are both instant upgrades for the Texans at positions of need, but neither are superstars like Mack.
The Bears also locked in their prized acquisition to a long-term contract before securing the trade. The Texans… didn’t get that far.
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Former Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will interview for the Miami Dolphins’ vacant head coaching position, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning.
Perhaps the Dolphins are just killing time while waiting for an assistant whose team is still in the playoffs — like New England Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores — to become officially available. Or maybe Miami is serious about listening to Loggains’ pitch to lead their franchise after Adam Gase was fired earlier this month.
Loggains left Chicago as not exactly the most popular offensive coordinator in team history, having called the plays during an uninspired, dour 2017 season in which Mitch Trubisky made his NFL debut. The Bears severely lacked talent in 2017 — especially at wide receiver — but Loggains’ comments about opposing defenses dictating his usage of a then-rookie Tarik Cohen struck a nerve on a team with a dearth of playmakers.
The Dolphins’ offense ranked 26th in DVOA, while the Bears in 2017 ranked 28th. Gase brought Loggains, who was the Bears’ quarterbacks coach while Gase was the offensive coordinator in 2015, to Miami a year ago to be his offensive coordinator.
Loggains, though, does have a creative mind and is a football junkie who called the play now known as the “Philly Special” a year before the Eagles ran it in the Super Bowl.
If Loggains were to get the Dolphins gig, though, he wouldn’t get a shot at revenge against the Bears until 2022 (unless the two teams play in the Super Bowl!). But maybe coordinating Brock Osweiler’s destruction of the league’s best defense back in October is revenge enough.