(SP) – Jay Cutler will be working for FOX Sports in the broadcast booth this season as an NFL analyst, but before he officially joined the football media, the quarterback reached an agreement on a one-day contract to end his career as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
“While I never played for the Browns, I think anyone who ever saw me play felt I was a Cleveland Brown at heart,” said Cutler. “I threw 146 interceptions in my career, some really memorable ones, too, and it’s amazing to me that none of them were tossed in a Browns jersey. Somehow it just never worked out. But today, for just one day, we can make that right.”
Browns general manager Sashi Brown said he is happy to help Cutler’s career end in a fitting way.
“He threw an interception in his last pass as a member of the Chicago Bears, and that’s pretty cool,” said Brown. “But this is even better. Jay embodied the dozens of Browns quarterbacks we’ve had over the past few years in one person. And I think a lot of our quarterbacks looked up to him, too. They figured that if Jay Cutler could somehow hold a full-time job in the NFL as a starter, maybe they could do. Jay inspired dozens of really bad quarterbacks during his career. And he’s really been all about what this organization stands for, which is crushing disappointment.”
Cutler said he is really looking forward to his post-playing career as a football analyst.
“I always thought the media was a bunch of assholes when I played,” he said. “So I think I’m perfect for the job.”