It looks like former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be headed to the broadcast booth this season, as Cutler will join Fox’s No. 2 broadcast booth with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, per Peter Schrager.
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
The opening was created when John Lynch departed to become general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.
Cutler becomes the second quarterback to retire and hop into a marquee booth this offseason, joining Tony Romo, now the No. 1 analyst at CBS. Both face steep learning curves, but one figures Cutler has greater margin for error thanks to the three-man team and Davis’ steady presence.
Having said that, the former gunslinger’s on-camera prowess is a great unknown. It will be fascinating to see how his aloof personality translates to his new role.