There’s something about washed-up quarterbacks joining the media this year.
A few weeks after Tony Romo retired from the NFL to join CBS’ top NFL broadcast pairing with Jim Nantz, former Broncos and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is apparently leaving for a job with FOX’s Sunday NFL coverage:
NEWS. It's official. Jay Cutler has been hired by @nflonfox . Will join Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis in the booth this season.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) May 5, 2017
Cutler had trouble finding a job after being released by the Bears this offseason, and after a few of his possible destinations (most notably the Houston Texans) landed quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Still, he reportedly had productive discussions with the Jets but elected to leave for the media instead. With no new contract likely on the horizon, Cutler now joins FOX’s second- or third-team broadcast grouping, and will be calling games on Sundays this fall.
He might even have a chance to call a Packers-Bears game this year, as the two teams play at Soldier Field on FOX in week 10. That contest, a 12 Noon kickoff, will likely not get the top broadcast pair of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, as the Dallas Cowboys/Atlanta Falcons game is likely to be the biggest draw.
So if you’re forced to pick between either Joe Buck and Troy Aikman or Jay Cutler on the call of a Packers game, which would it be?
You are forced to pick one set of FOX commentators to call a Packers game. Which would you prefer?
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Joe Buck & Troy Aikman