Jay Cutler Signs Seven-Year Deal With Chicago Bears: Kristin Cavallari Congratulates Husband

Celebrity News Jan. 2, 2014 AT 3:45PM
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Kristin Cavallari's husband Jay Cutler nabbed a seven-year contract with the Chicago Bears, the team's general manager Phil Emery announced on Thursday, Jan. 2. Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Lucky number 7? Kristin Cavallari's husband Jay Cutler nabbed a seven-year contract with the Chicago Bears, the team's general manager Phil Emery announced on Thursday, Jan. 2.

The NFL quarterback said in a press conference that it has been "a fun ride" with the team and graciously thanked his pregnant-again wife for her support, as transcribed by the Chicago Tribune. "You get to the point where it's, 'What's the most important part of your career? Dollars? Championships?' We're here to win," said Cutler. The paper also noted that the QB said marriage and having son Camden Jack, 16 months, "helped me mature."

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Cavallari, meanwhile, tweeted support for her husband from Halas Hall, where the presser was held. "Congratulations to my hubby!!!" she wrote. "7 more years in Chicago...we couldn't be more excited!" added the Hills alum, along with an Instagram picture of her suit-clad husband seated at the podium.

"Congratulations to my hubby!!!" wrote Kristin Cavallari on Thursday, Jan. 2. "7 more years in Chicago...we couldn't be more excited!" added the Hills alum of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Credit: Courtesy Kristin Cavallari

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According to Emery, his decision was finalized after Cutler returned to the field on Dec. 15 from an injury, helping the Bears beat the Cleveland Browns in an astounding season-saving victory. 

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Cutler noted, "We reached the amount of money that we're going to be taken care of. Whether it’s $15 million or it’s $22 million, it’s hard to spend all that in your lifetime." He then joked that his shoe designer wife "said she’ll help."

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As previously reported by Us Weekly, Cavallari shared in October that she was expecting baby number two with the Bears' starting quarterback. She told Us in December that she and Cutler will find out the baby's gender right before Christmas: "I’m going to have my doctor write it on a note, and put it in an envelope," she shared. "And we’re going to open it on Christmas -- Jay and I."

The reality standout has certainly expressed her support for her football-throwing husband. "I get very into it," she said of watching Cutler play in an interview with local Chicago news station, WCIU, back in October. She admitted that the rough nature of the sport "scares the crap out of me." Nevertheless, Cavallari said, "I'm at every game if I'm in town."

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