Jay Cutler’s net worth in 2021
Jay Cutler’s net worth in 2021 (estimate): $30 million
Celebrity Net Worth states that Jay Cutler’s current net worth is $30 million.
Cutler was born in Santa Claus, Indiana. During Cutler’s time at Heritage Hills High School, he was a multi-sport athlete. He was a First-Team All-State player in basketball and also boasted honorable All-State accolades in baseball.
For football, he led his team to a 26-1 record during his junior and senior years. With him leading the way, they outscored opposing teams by a whopping margin of 746-85. Aside from being the quarterback, Cutler also started at safety for three years.
After his high school career, Jay Cutler attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville to play for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He played four years of collegiate football.
Cutler had a total of 8,697 passing yards and 59 touchdowns to go along with 1,256 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in his four-year career with Vanderbilt. He was First-Team All-SEC and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year during his senior year.
Jay Cutler graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development.
In the 2006 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Jay Cutler with the 11th overall pick. He signed a rookie contract worth $47.8 million for six years.
Cutler started five games for the Broncos as a rookie and finished with a 2-3 record. He passed for 1,001 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season.
Cutler had a career year in the 2008 season. Despite not making it into the playoffs with an 8-8 slate, Cutler finished the year with career highs in completed passes (384), passing yards (4,526), rushing attempts (57), and rushing touchdowns (2). He also threw for 25 touchdowns that season. He was named to his first, and only, Pro Bowl selection. He also led the AFC in passing yards that year.
The following year, the Denver Broncos traded Jay Cutler and a first-round draft pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Kyle Orton and multiple draft selections. He then signed a contract with the Bears worth $50.3 million for five years.
Cutler played for eight years with the Bears. And aside from his initial contract with them, he signed another one in 2014 worth $126.7 million over seven years.
On March 9, 2017, the Bears decided to release Jay Cutler through a $2 million buyout clause after a lackluster 2016 season. He announced his retirement in May 2017 and was hired to be a sports commentator for FOX Sports.
Cutler then joined the Miami Dolphins on August 7, 2017, after Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending surgery that forced Miami to reach out to Cutler. He signed a one-year, $10 million contract with $5 million guaranteed.
In the 14 games that he started with the Dolphins, he threw for 2,666 yards and 19 touchdowns and finished the season with a 6-8 record.
Cutler didn’t sign another NFL contract after his Miami stint in 2017.
In his 12-year NFL career, Jay Cutler earned $122,196,087, according to Spotrac.
Off the field, Cutler started the Jay Cutler Foundation during the 2007 offseason, which partnered with Mile High United’s Youth Success Initiative, with a mission to help at-risk youth overcome obstacles and graduate from high school.
On May 1, 2008, Cutler was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and needed to take daily insulin shots. He works with the Denver-based organization called Dedicated to Diabetes as they aim to increase awareness of diabetes.
In the 2009 season, Cutler partnered with Eli Lilly and Company and started the campaign called Touchdown for Diabetes. For every touchdown pass that Cutler threw, Eli Lilly sent a child to diabetes camp by donating $1,000 to the ADA’s Camp Scholarship Fund. Aside from that, Eli Lilly donated $100 to the ADA Camp Scholarship Fund for every pass Cutler completed in that same season.
In 2021, Cutler partnered with famous butcher Pat LaFrieda to launch CUTS, a meat subscription service featuring 100% American-raised and grazed meats.
Aside from his new meat business, Cutler also launched his own podcast called Uncut with Jay Cutler.
“I’m looking forward to talking with different guests from the worlds of sports, food, entertainment, politics and beyond and to have the chance to learn and to share opinions on a variety of issues and topics.” Cutler said.
Aside from his football career and business ventures, Cutler appeared as a guest on multiple shows like South Park, Oprah’s Big Give, and The League. He also had a highly publicized marriage to Kristin Cavallari and appeared on the reality show Very Cavallari with her that featured her business, Uncommon James. The pair had three kids together, but they recently split, which put a dent in his net worth.
Still, Jay Cutler is keeping busy and finding ways to make bank.