Jay Cutler just lived through eight years as the Bears quarterback, where he was sacked 251 times in 102 starts. Last week, he joined Fox Sports as an NFL analyst and is already acting like a full-fledged media veteran.

Here's Cutler's advice to the Bears, who traded up a spot to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"If it's going downhill, I don't really see any reason to play the kid," Cutler told ESPN Radio on Friday. "I'm sure there's going to be a lot of people calling for his name, because you draft him at No. 2 and draft him for a reason, and that's to play football and win games. But if you look at a lot of quarterbacks throughout this league, until you've got some people around you, some pieces around you, it's hard to win football games in this league as a quarterback. If it's going downhill, there's no way I'm playing him. For what? So he can go out there and take a beating and he can get off to a rough start as an NFL quarterback?"

The only way these remarks carry more weight is if Cutler made them while sitting next to David Carr, the man who endured 76 sacks as a rookie with the Texans back in 2002.

Also not helping the "Start Trubisky now" continent: The Bears were on the wrong side of one of the most lopsided trades in recent draft history. This is one thing when a team is one player a way from a deep playoff run, and something else entirely when that same team is instead 10-15 players away. We'll let you guess where the Bears, who finished 3-13 a season ago, fall on that spectrum.

To move from No. 3 to No. 2, the Bears gave the 49ers the No. 3 overall pick, a third-round pick (67th overall) and a fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2017 draft, as well as a third-round pick in the 2018 draft. You could argue that the Bears had to make that deal to beat other teams that wanted Trubisky, but there appears to be little evidence any other teams were willing to give up that much to take the quarterback second overall.

If you're squinting for a silver lining, this will have to do: Even Trubisky concedes that Mike Glennon, signed this offseason to a three-year, $45 million deal, is the starter heading into 2017. How long that remains -- especially with coach John Fox already on the ol' hot seat -- is another matter.

In the meantime, mark your calendars; Cutler and his booth mates -- Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis -- will call the Titans-Bears preseason game on August 27.