The NFL is trying to make the sport as safe as possible, from studying athletes’ brains to issuing new helmets and equipment that will hopefully reduce concussions, despite head-to-head contact.
Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appeared on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take and revealed that he suffered from 15 concussions throughout his football career.
Even though he feels 100 percent physically healthy now, he doesn’t feel that his memory is in the best shape.
“That CTE, it’s coming at some point,” Cutler said.
CTE is a progressive brain disease that is believed to be caused by excessive blows to the head and repeated concussions.
Cutler, who played for 12 seasons in the NFL, is in the process of taking as many precautions as possible to prevent CTE onset by receiving Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide therapy, which is an IV drip that is supposed to be a promising treatment for CTE.
In 153 games with the Broncos, Bears, and Dolphins, Jay Cutler threw for 35,133 yards. He racked up 227 passing touchdowns and 160 interceptions.