Jay Cutler is still unemployed, as he remains a free agent more than a month after the Chicago Bears released him. But according to ESPN’s Roman Modrowski, the veteran quarterback is still contemplating retirement.
The 33-year-old Cutler has created little buzz during the free agency signing period. He was scheduled to meet with the New York Jets in March, but they signed former Browns quarterback Josh McCown.
During his eight seasons in Chicago, Cutler endured a long list of injuries that’s caused him to miss at least one game every season since 2009. His 2016 season was cut short after suffering a torn labrum that required surgery.
Cutler played in just five games last season, winning just one game for the entire season for the first time in his career. He finished with four touchdowns and five interceptions and a 78.1 quarterback rating.
The Houston Texans could be a potential landing spot for Cutler if he decides not to walk away from the game. With Tony Romo deciding to head to the broadcast booth, the Texans now face the prospect of having Tom Savage as their starter for the upcoming season. They are still looking to add a quarterback through free agency and the draft.
The Texans fit what Cutler is looking for, as the play-caller reportedly is wanting to land with a team that will give him a shot at competing for the starting job and one that is not in a rebuilding stage. With Savage and Brandon Weeden as the only two quarterbacks on their roster, Cutler will definitely get a shot at starting. And with Houston’s top-ranked defense, most feel they are only a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contenting team.