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Jay Cutler Net Worth 2017: How Much Is Jay Worth Now?


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There are whispers spreading that NFL quarterback Jay Cutler may follow Tony Romo‘s lead and trade in his cleats and footballs for some loafers and a microphone. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Cutler has already auditioned with at least one network and has spoken with network executives about “football-related TV roles.”

The signal-caller has not yet retired, though he remains a free agent. If he was to hang it up, he’d surely garner a lucrative broadcasting contract offer from several networks. But before he starts cashing checks from the booth, let’s see how well he did for himself during his 11-year playing career.

Jay Cutler’s Net Worth as of 2017: $81 Million

But how did Cutler¬†get here? We’re so glad you asked.

2006 – 2008

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The Denver Broncos traded up in the 2006 NFL Draft to select Cutler with the 11th overall pick. He would sign a six-year deal worth $48 million and make his pro debut in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks. He would finish the season 3-2 as the starter.

In 2007, Cutler was named the Week 1 starter and appeared in all 16 regular season games. In 2008, Cutler would pass for 4,526 yards with 25 touchdowns against 18 interceptions as his team lost 13 games in a row, leading to the firing of Mike Shanahan. New coach Josh McDaniels traded Cutler to the Chicago Bears before the 2009 season.

2009 – 2012

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From 2009 – 2012, the Chicago Bears made the post-season just once with Cutler at the helm. In that span, Cutler missed eight total games due to injury while averaging 3,073 passing yards with 21 touchdowns and 16 interceptions per season. Though solid, Cutler never elevated his game to elite levels. Despite this and due to the scarcity at the position, the Bears handed Cutler a seven-year deal worth $126.7 million in 2013.

2013 – Present

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Cutler’s total salaries¬†during the first four seasons of his new deal were as followed:

2013: $8.47 million
2014: $22.5 million
2015: $15.5 million
2016: $16 million

On March 9, 2017, Cutler was released by the Bears. At the time, we was earning roughly $2 million in annual endorsements on top of his NFL salary. He also had a luxury car collection that was valued at $4.8 million.

In the end, it all adds up to a net worth in the $80 million range. Not bad for a mercurial so-so quarterback, eh?

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