Jay Cutler plans to avoid a Tony Romo-like spotlight

Celebrity gossip hounds moved quickly since this past weekend to link reality television star Kristin Cavallari to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

The 23-year-old Cavallari is best known for her work on The Hills, and she’s no stranger to the NFL, or at least NFL quarterbacks. Previously, she was linked to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart.

But Cavallari met Cutler after the Bears played the Cardinals on Saturday night and it didn’t take long for it to hit the gossip magazines.

So, is Cutler ready for a Tony Romo-like spotlight?

“I won't get into that stuff like he does,” Cutler told the Chicago Tribune. “That's going to be ... all of that stuff is on the backburner," he replied.

Romo, of course, drew huge headlines when he was involved with Jessica Simpson. A Bears quarterback and a Hollywood star would be big news though, right?

“It'll be interesting,” Cutler said.

It’s worth noting Cutler isn’t the first Bears quarterback to be involved with a major star. Former first-round draft pick Cade McNown dated 1999 Playboy Playmate of the Year Heather Kozar in 2000. As the story went, McNown pulled a quarterback sneak in winning Kozar away from then Cleveland Browns quarterback Tim Couch. Eventually, Kozar got back together with Couch and the couple is married with children.

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