According To Jay Cutler, He Put Zero Time Into Prepping For His TV Gig Before Ending Up Back In The NFL
Peter King to Jay Cutler: “Did you practice doing TV much this offseason before coming back?”
Cutler: “I mean, I’d be lying if I said I did.”
They say dress for the job you want, not the job you have, and I am supposed to be surprised that this guy didn't spend the summer suited up in his mirror tirelessly working on his vocal exercises?
This is admittedly easier for me to say as someone that's never had to root for Jay Cutler after having the fate of my franchise placed on his unpredictable rocket arm, but I think you almost have to respect how little he gives a shit at this point. Having a job in professional sports is supposed to be a privilege, but it's not his fault that he keeps being given those privileges when he hasn't so much as cracked a smile at the prospect of keeping them. At this point, the guy who fell ass backwards into starting for the Miami Dolphins is basically 'The Godfather' of being gifted unearned contracts. You think his career is for sure dead, and he ends up with multiple lucrative offers that he can't refuse.
That might not seem "fair" to quarterbacks who's busted their tail all offseason just to get passed over for the guy that responded to "are you in game shape?" with "I'm a quarterback, I don't need to be in shape". The cages of analysts and commentators that have spent years trying to perfect the craft of educating and entertaining a live audience might be rattled by having their spot taken by a guy who was chilling with his ass out instead of prepping with his tongue out. However, they certainly can't act like Jay Cutler was the one causing a disturbance by trying to break his way into the profession. Jay Cutler's promise has always begun and ended at showing up. I guess I would have to read the small print, but if there was some guarantee of preparation then I'm almost certain that Jay Cutler flipped past that page without a second thought.
Pretty sure the American dream is to get to the point in life where you no longer have to apply for jobs you don't want, because jobs you don't want are trying to convince you to take them. Far be it for me to criticize the dude that appeared to have no problem turning both cheeks to professional football until professional football decided to monetarily massage them to the tune of hundreds of thousands - and eventually millions - of dollars. It's literally due to little to no effort of his own that he ended up in a position that ever single one of us would deem enviable - the position to not give one single fuck whether you keep that position.