Now-former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appears to be already settled into the fact that his professional football life is over, announcing his retirement and subsequent move to the broadcasting booth this week.
And for those who might suppose he’d be willing to take an emergency starting job mid-season should a team call on him, it looks like it’s just not a possibility in Cutler’s mind.
“Yeah, I think so. Yeah. I think so,” he told The Waddle and Silvy Show in Chicago, when asked if the move was permanent.
“It is. I don’t really see anything else happening. I’m happy with where I am, you know, in my life and really in the future going forward. So, yeah, we can go ahead and say it. It’s permanent.”
“There is zero doubt in my mind that there is going to be some regret,” Cutler explained. “… I have no doubt in my mind come the middle of August, September there is going to be that itch to play. There is going to be part of me that I know I can still do it. But that’s now how the cards played out, and that’s not where we are at. I just don’t feel comfortable with a situation in August or September of jumping back into it, even if that situation arises, which I don’t think it’s going to.”