Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are getting divorced. In the times we live in, celebrity couples can’t get divorced without snipes at each other emanating from unnamed sources into the gossip pages, so it was only a matter of time until Page Six published a story that Cavallari found the former NFL quarterback to be “lazy” and “unmotivated”. Cutler has kinda made a brand out of the “dooonnnnn’t careeeeeeee” persona, but this quote from an “insider” in the Page Six story is logically flawed:
“She was growing increasingly impatient with him. He was supposed to take this big job at Fox Sports and have a life after football that would get him up off the couch and do something,” said an insider. “Instead, he backed out — this is [three] years ago — and joined the [Miami] Dolphins. That didn’t pan out well, and he was left with no TV gig until she got the show for them.”
This scenario took place in 2017; Cutler was supposed to join Fox Sports’ number 2 NFL announce team alongside Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. To use the language “backed out” when the Miami Dolphins paid him $10 million — probably more than what Fox would’ve paid him for 5+ years — is kind of insane.
A quick Google search reveals a couple disputing accounts over how much Cutler made in his NFL career, but the consensus is that he made over $120 million — Over the Cap has the highest total for him at $128 million. The story made it sound like a bad thing that he wanted to hang around the house with the couple’s three children — how many wives whose husbands are relentlessly on the road for work would kill for this scenario? — while Cavallari views herself as “very polished and put together”.
Just two NFL seasons have passed since Cutler played for the Dolphins. Why’s there so much urgency for him to get back to work?