Jay Cutler hire by Fox Sports is an affront to football fans

Say it ain’t so, Fox Sports. Jay Cutler? Come on.

This is just a late April Fools’ joke on your NFL audience, right? You can’t be serious about hiring such a dour, arrogant, unfriendly, unlikable, underachieving former player to be a color analyst on one of your top broadcast teams.

The most anti-media, anti-fan player the NFL has seen in years is now coming into our living rooms and sports bars via grim hi-def. That is unless a starting quarterback of a playoff team goes down with an injury before or during the 2017 season. Cutler has indicated he may leave Fox in the lurch and return to the field.

Fox and Cutler are telling us he has changed since being humbled by Bears fans and becoming a father. I don’t buy it, because I know too many coaches and players who did not like working with him.

I also had a negative experience with Cutler a couple years ago.

“My gun had been registered in Florida, where I had a house at the time, but the registration had expired,” Burress explains. “It wasn’t registered at all in New York. So my gun wasn’t as legal as I thought it was. Also, I didn’t know that there was a state law in New York that called for mandatory jail time for carrying a loaded handgun without a valid New York license.”

Burress uses his own ignorance as an example of how players can assume too much power. He wants young NFL stars to know they are “not more important than anybody else just Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys because (they) play in the NFL.”

Burress’ piece also touches on lessons he learned about trust and relationships. While not blaming the NFL, he details how the rookie symposium he attended left him helpless in terms of financial management.

The entry, published Monday in The Players’ Tribune, is worth a read in full. You can check it out here.

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