Texans Not Interested In Jay Cutler?

The Josh McCown accord indeed means the Jets are out on Jay Cutler, with both Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com noting (Twitter links) Gang Green’s $6MM fully guaranteed agreement means Cutler will have to look for his next NFL job elsewhere.

Another possible landing spot may not be in the cards for the 12th-year passer as well. The Texans have a glaring starting quarterback vacancy, but Rapoport tweets a Cutler/Houston setup is not an option. He adds the veteran may end up waiting for circumstances to change before signing with a team.

Cutler was slated to visit the Jets before the McCown agreement. That would have been the first-time free agent’s initial visit of the offseason. Said summit would have certainly featured questions about Cutler’s recovery from the torn labrum that ended his 2016 season. However, Cutler is not believed to be fully healed at this point, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes. Cutler underwent surgery in early December. Retirement talk also surrounded Cutler, but nothing along those lines has surfaced since Chicago cut him.

The Texans have obviously been connected to Tony Romo this offseason, especially after making their historic Brock Osweiler trade. But the Jets were the only team connected to Cutler since he became a free agent. Although, the 49ers were believed to have interest prior to the Bears severing ties with the soon-to-be 34-year-old quarterback. San Francisco, though, added both of Cutler’s backups last season in Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. Hoyer profiles as the kind of stopgap Cutler would at this point.

Houston currently has just Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden as its quarterbacks, so another signal-caller will almost certainly be added. If Cutler is indeed not a Texans contingency plan, the quarterback market thins out quickly. Former Texans starters Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum now reside in the top-five non-Cutler options as far as UFAs go. Although, Romo likely remains in a picture.

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11 comments on “Texans Not Interested In Jay Cutler?

  1. tylerall5

    If the browns cut Osweiler, I think that will be where Cutler lands.

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  2. Anthony

    Its crazy all the hate cutler gets.. seriously teams are better off starting hoyer mccown and half the other bums that are starting right now? Not at all.. cutler would be a perfect fit in Houston.. maybe even with the jags.. both have good D and a #1 wr

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  3. City boy

    Yeah, like in 2012 with BMarsh when we had a top 5 defense. He was a “perfect fit” back then too

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    • thebighurt619
      thebighurt619

      well considering they finished a respectable 10-6 and the fact Cutler JUST had Marshall who caught 118 passes, while every other WR and TE caught less than 30 passes and under 400 yards receiving that sounds more like lack of depth than cutlers fault.

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  4. Cutler Stinks

    Bears were actually 3rd over defense in 2012, same year BMarsh finished 3rd in the league in receptions and yards as well as 4th in rec TDs. Neither the Texans nor the Jags have a receiver that put up numbers close to that last year and just because Jags signed some high profile free agents doesn’t mean they’ll suddenly become a top 10 defense. Smh

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  5. Grebek7

    Love that Jets see what Marq Trestman didn’t. Even when McCown was winning every game he started, Trestman couldn’t wait to get diaper-face back in as starter to ensure Bears missed playoffs those last 3 games. I’d be shocked if Jay didn’t start for some team with all the awful QB play league-wide though. If Watson still available late in 1St round Bears best move up to get him.

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  6. PA Texas

    Which #1 WRs are you referring to? Neither team had a 1000 yd recvr in 2016. Terrelle Pryor even had a 1000yd season. Jay Cutler better steer clear of Port Arthur

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  7. steve dbf

    Here it is. Peyton came out of college and began running an offense. Cutler had all the physical skills but needed coaching at the NFL level, Lovie trades for an unfinished prospect, hands him the reigns, porous line, average receivers, and game planning that had everybody reading defensive lineups different. I saw Cutler QUIT throwing timing routes because he couldn’t trust his receivers to run the right route. We would have ruined aaron rogers and I pity any QB playing for the bears.

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