Jets Reach Out To Jay Cutler

The Jets are in contact with free agent quarterback Jay Cutler and are expected to meet with him at some point, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.Jay Cutler (vertical)

Cutler has been linked to the Jets for more than a month, and a potential match between the two sides only grew more apparent when Gang Green hired longtime Cutler backer Jeremy Bates as its new quarterbacks coach. New York’s interest in Cutler is reportedly mutual, as Rapoport indicated last week, making the Jets the first club to be officially tied to the former Bears signal-caller. The 49ers were mentioned as a possible landing spot for Cutler before free agency began, but San Francisco has since agreed to terms with Cutler’s ex-teammates Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.

The Jets currently have two quarterbacks on their roster in Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, but the team’s front office reportedly doesn’t believe either of those recent draft picks can develop into anything more than a long-term backup. New York was involved in the early Mike Glennon sweepstakes before he signed on to replace Hoyer in Chicago, and has also been tied to draft prospects Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky as its seeks to stabilize the quarterback position.

Cutler, 33, spent most of the 2016 campaign sidelined by injuries, and wasn’t effective when he was on the field. In five starts, Cutler tossed four touchdowns against five interceptions, and posted a Total Quarterback Rating of just 33.1.

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10 comments on “Jets Reach Out To Jay Cutler

  1. DarkGhost

    I thought the jets were trying to improve at the QB position from last year.

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      • ChiSoxCity

        Oh look, a Jay Cutler fan. Mouth breathers like you make glue sniffers look good.

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    • Element3

      I agree this is not the guy we need , look at his years in the NFL, he hasn’t done anything 4 any team and he’s 33yrs old, we need De’shawn Watson or Trubisky and build our own QB FOR ONE TIME!!! This would be a down grade instead of up, he’s also injury prone.

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  2. ChiSoxCity

    Word of advice Jets fans, you might as well cancel your direct tv NFL Ticket if you haven’t already. Cutler’s just a pathetic loser with a gunslinger mentality.

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  3. frankthetank1985

    They should just poop the bed next year and try for the 2018 draft class for
    Qb. This draft won’t produce any long term starters. And the free agent class is week. Just let the kids play this year, maybe you will strike gold with either of the two, and if not then you will have a top 3 pick for next year.

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