Jay Cutler Jeopardy! clue.

Jeopardy! can be very hard sometimes, like when players are answering clues about quantum physics or 17th-century French literature.

But sometimes, it’s easy. That seemed to be the case on the episode that aired Tuesday night during the “Tournament of Champions” finals. The contestants were facing a category, “First-Time Responses.” Up on the screen popped a split image, with a man sharpening a knife blade on the left, and former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler on the right.

Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings posed the clue: “The occupation seen at work on the left, or the pro football retiree on the right.”

The answer, of course, is “What is Cutler?”

Contestant Andrew He had a different idea.

“What is Tebow?” he asked.

Mr. He, a software developer from California, deserves some credit for the response. Both Tebow and Cutler played part of their careers with the Denver Broncos. Also, if you squint really hard, they do look a bit alike.

Sports fans watching this episode got a big laugh out of the misidentification. And yes, a “Smokin’ Jay Cutler” meme made a special appearance.

“Andrew was more of a Norris Weese fan,” tweeted one user, bringing up a long-forgotten Broncos QB who made seven starts for the team in the late 1970s.


[Pro Football Talk]

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