Former Bears QB Jay Cutler, left, with Chad Johnson in September. USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler turned down a broadcasting opportunity in 2017 to return to the Miami Dolphins. Now that he’s retired from football, Cutler is reportedly looking to make his move back to the broadcast booth.

According to The Big Lead, Cutler met with ESPN and CBS to discuss his potential future in the broadcast booth. The 36-year-old Cutler, who was going to join Fox’s broadcast team in 2017, is now considering following in the footsteps of former Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

Interest from both networks is particularly intriguing, given their pursuit of Romo, who has been a hit since joining the broadcast booth and could become the highest-paid sportscaster as a free agent this offseason.

CBS and ESPN could view Cutler as a fallback option when one of them loses out on Romo. It’s worth noting that Cutler didn’t exactly take his future in broadcasting seriously in 2017. He admitted he never practiced for the gig and he seemingly just wanted to wing it.

Cutler might be facing some future competition for a broadcasting gig. While New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is expected to return for the 2020 season, he is already considering a future in the broadcast booth once he retires and networks are already after him.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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