Tom Brady, Brett Farve, Peyton Manning, these quarterbacks will all go down in NFL history as some of the best. Then there are those quarterbacks who enjoyed a long and successful NFL career, but won’t be remembered among the elite. In steps Jay Cutler. Cutler is currently the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. He came out of retirement after Miami’s starting quarterback was hurt earlier this year. While many consider Jay Cutler falling short of career expectations, he has been able to rack up a significant net worth during his playing career. Jay Cutler’s net worth sits at $60 million.
At 34 years of age, Cutler is currently playing in his 12th year as an NFL quarterback. He has played for three teams, the Broncos, the Bears, and now the Dolphins. He was selected as the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. His first contract in the NFL was worth an astounding $48 million for six years; however, he was traded to the Chicago Bears after only three seasons in Denver. While in Chicago, Cutler remained a consistent starter for the Bears, but he never produced the stellar season that the Bears were hoping for. Even despite his lackluster performance, he was still awarded with a massive seven year $127 million contract in early 2014. Even with this massive contract in hand, Jay Cutler couldn’t live up to the expectations and eventually he was released by Chicago before playing out the extent of the contract.
Upon his release from the Chicago Bears, Cutler announced he would retire from professional football; however, his retirement was short lived. He was eventually called upon by the Miami Dolphins to fill in for quarterback Ryan Tannehill who got injured before the 2017 season began. Miami signed Cutler to a one year deal worth $10 million. After the 2017 NFL season, Jay Cutler’s career NFL earnings will top over $120 million. It is his NFL paychecks that have helped give rise to Jay Cutler’s net worth.
Although many believe Cutler fell short of his potential, he has ended up having a fairly successful football career. His college career at Vanderbilt University propelled him to his first round draft selection. He was named to the All-SEC first team his senior year. His only Pro Bowl selection came in 2008 when he led the Broncos to an 8-8 overall record and threw for 25 touchdowns. He set a career high for himself in passing yards that year with 4,526.
Jay Cutler is married to reality television star Kristin Cavallari and the couple has a total of three children together. He started the Jay Cutler Foundation back in 2007 while in Denver. He was also diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and works with Dedication to Diabetes to help raise awareness for the disease.
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