By: Alex Marcheschi
As Neil Young once said, “it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” and like a Parliament that has been smoked to completion, Jay Cutler’s career as an NFL quarterback is finished.
Cutty was one of my favorite athletes of all time, there was really nothing like watching him get sacked 21 times in a game only to keep getting up and launching the absolute stuffing out of the ball. Whether he was firing darts to Brandon Marshall, getting sacked by Jared Allen or looking into the camera like a man who just lost his life savings in a post-game interview, everything he did was must-see TV. Luckily for us, he’ll still be on our TVs every NFL Sunday, but this time we’ll get to see him relaxed and jovial.
It’s actually a positive for Cutty fans, he clearly still has a cannon, but no one is willing to gave him a shot to run their team. He’s a genuinely funny guy and I can’t wait to hear his gut reaction takes on games. I love the pairing with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, if you put every NFL booth team in a bar and had a contest to see who can walk away with the most numbers, it’s them no doubt.
In honor of Cutler playing his last down, here’s his high school basketball highlight mixtape set to P.I.M.P. by 50 Cent:
And here are some of the most precious gifts my guy left us:
I’m gonna have this on repeat for the rest of the day, I’ve never felt so melancholy: