Jay Cutler retiring to join Fox as broadcaster

UPDATE: Jay Cutler has announced that he will join the Fox broadcast booth.

We could have yet another former NFL QB joining a broadcast booth this season. Jay Cutler, surliness and all, has explored a career in broadcasting, as reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Cutler remains a free agent and presumably wants to continue his playing career, but his exploration to join the media ranks is deep enough that he’s auditioned.

On the surface, Cutler seems like a terrible choice given his media-averse nature. But consider Randy Moss, who showed no interest in media while playing, but has developed into one of the sports most engaging analysts. Besides, those who know Jay tout his sense of humor and football iq. Perhaps these traits are more prevalent once the cameras are off.

Cutler’s shoe designer/social media maven/vaccination protester wife, Kristen Cavallari, is the opposite. She embraces the paparazzi almost as much as her husband’s behind. Cavallari could influence Jay to go down the celebrity path.