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Statement from George McCaskey on Jay Cutler

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Earlier today former Chicago Bears’ quarterback, Jay Cutler, sort of retired by releasing a statement that began, “I don’t know if retirement is the right word; I don’t feel that anyone ever really retires from the NFL. You are either forced to leave, or you lose the desire to do what’s required to keep going. I’m in between those situations at this point in my life.”

What we know for sure is that Cutler will join the FOX broadcast team and begin doing analysis for the NFL. For the remainder of Cutler’s statement you can check out Sam’s article from this morning.

This afternoon, the Chicago Bears released a statement form Chairman George H. McCaskey about Jay Cutler.

"As I said on March 9th, I was and am a big fan of Jay Cutler. Jay epitomized what it was to be a Chicago Bear. His ability, toughness and intelligence were on daily display at Halas Hall and Soldier Field. He had an extraordinary impact off the field, doing things for people -- especially kids -- without expecting or wanting any recognition.

As we congratulate Jay on the end of his playing career, we also want to express our support for his transition into the next phase of his professional football career as a member of the FOX broadcast team. We’re excited for the fans to get to know the Jay Cutler we knew inside the walls of Halas Hall.”