Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was never shy about speaking his feelings when he was a player in the National Football League, and now he’s speaking out about something that could potentially affect his future off the field.
Cutler, who played for three teams over 12 years in the NFL, says that his memory isn’t what it used to be, and that the disease CTE is the likely cause of why he can’t recall certain things.
“That CTE, it’s coming at some point,” Cutler said appearing on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take.
Playing eight seasons for the Chicago Bears, three for the Denver Broncos and one in Miami, Cutler claims that he suffered from 15 concussions throughout his football career.
The NFL has addressed the CTE situation by doing such research as studying athletes’ brains and replacing old worn helmets with new helmets and equipment.
It doesn’t seem to be working, at least not according to Cutler.
The quarterback is doing what he can to stop the onset of CTE, receiving Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide therapy, an IV drip that is supposed to be a promising treatment for CTE.