Retired NFL quarterback, Jay Cutler, has made headlines once again, but this time it’s for his hunting skills rather than his football career.
The former Chicago Bears passer revealed that he shot and killed a bear while participating in a spring bear hunt in Montana.
According to reports from Outsider, Cutler took down a cinnamon black bear using a scoped bolt action rifle.
The former NFL star’s excitement and satisfaction were evident, as he proudly shared a photo of himself with the bear’s lifeless body on his Instagram account. Alongside the picture, Cutler captioned, “MT bear hunt in the books,” signifying the completion of a successful hunting endeavor.
He also mentioned his plan to unwind and enjoy a well-deserved beer following the exhilarating experience.
Cutler’s passion for hunting has been well-documented since his retirement from professional football. He frequently shares updates about his hunting pursuits on social media, allowing fans and followers to witness his outdoor adventures.
As news of Cutler’s recent bear kill circulates, it is expected to generate both praise and criticism. Supporters commend his hunting skills and recognize his commitment to wildlife conservation and responsible hunting practices. On the other hand, critics raised ethical concerns regarding the act of killing animals for sport and question the glorification of such activities.
The discussion surrounding Cutler’s hunting endeavors highlights the diverse perspectives on hunting and wildlife management.
While Cutler’s football career also ended with mixed reviews. While his career, spanning 153 games with the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and Miami Dolphins, included throwing for 35,133 passing yards and recorded 227 touchdown passes, he only made one Pro Bowl appearance and led his team to the playoffs just once.
Cutler didn’t fulfill the lofty expectations of being a franchise quarterback that some had placed on him at the start of his career.