Doug Flutie is a former American football player who played as a quarterback for various NFL, CFL, and USFL teams. He started his professional career with New Jersey Generals and went on to play for Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, etc.
Doug Flutie was born Douglas Richard Flutie on October 23, 1968, in Manchester, Maryland, United States. He was born to American parents, Joan Flutie and Richard Flutie. He also has two siblings named Darren Flutie, Bill Flutie, and Denise Flutie.
Besides, Flutie also won the Heisman Trophy with Boston College in 1984. In the same years, he won different other awards like the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, UPI Player of the Year, etc. Flutie has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million.
On October 14, 1986, Flutie was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and had his rights traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for draft picks. Flutie later made his debut on the 1986 Chicago Bears, appearing in 4 games. He was further traded to the New England Patriots at the start of the 1987 NFL season.
He then played in the Canadian Football League for 8 years and is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play Canadian football. He was Drew Brees's backup in 2002. After leaving CFL, he joined New England Patriots and made his comeback in the NFL. He became the backup behind Tom Brady and played several matches. Flutie announced his decision to "hang up his helmet" at the age of 43 and retire on May 15, 2006.
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Doug Flutie, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, has retired from professional football, concluding a remarkable 21-year career. The New England Patriots, with whom Flutie played five games last season, announced his decision. Known for his unconventional playing style, Flutie often perplexed both opposing defenses and his own coaches throughout his career.
He had a successful tenure in the NFL spanning 12 seasons, as well as stints in the USFL and the Canadian Football League. In the CFL, Flutie achieved great success, winning the league's Most Outstanding Player award six times and securing three Grey Cup championships. Although primarily serving as a backup quarterback in the NFL, Flutie amassed 14,715 passing yards and 86 touchdowns. In his final season, he made headlines by attempting only 10 passes and executing the league's first drop kick for an extra point since the 1941 NFL title game.
The 57 years old former NLF professional, Dougie Flutie has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2023, including all of his properties and earnings. He used to have an annual average salary of $7.5 million from his club while he was in New Jersey. The maximum of his net worth is built through her professional NFL career. His total NFL career earning is $21,765,000.
Upon retirement, he served as a football analyst for ESPN, ABC, and NBC Sports. Currently, he is working for Notre Dame Football on NBC as a color commentator. According to the source, sports broadcasters earn an average yearly salary of $39,589. Wages typically start from $28,642 and go up to $97,059. He owns a 1989 Batmobile.
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Doug Flutie is a married man. He tied the knot with his loving partner, Laurie Fortier in 1985, among his close friends and family. Over the last 30 years, they were living happily with each other. The couple together shares two children, a son and a daughter named Doug Fluite Jr. and Alexa Flutie respectively.
Doug Flutie has a daughter named Alexa, and she is a professional model, choreographer, photographer and was in cheerleading for San Diego Chargers in the year 2012, and his son, Doug Fluite Jr. was diagnosed with rare autism spectrum disorder and seems a foundation named Fluite Foundation was established in order to help other peoples suffering from its spectrum. There is no issue or rumor of divorce between the blessed couples. On December 21, 2021, he became the grandfather, following the birth of his daughters Alexa's son Brady Flutie Sumner.