Matt Gutierrez

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Matt Gutierrez
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At a game in Denver in January 2010.
No. 7, 15, 17, 9
Personal information
Born: (1984-06-09) June 9, 1984 (age 35)
Concord, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:De La Salle
(Concord, California)
College:Idaho State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:18
QB Rating:104.2
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:217 / 384
Passing yards:2,331
QB rating:78.81
Rushing TD:5
Player stats at

Matthew Paul Gutierrez (born June 9, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Idaho State.

He was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Omaha Nighthawks, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Rattlers and Kansas City Command.

Early years[edit]

Gutierrez played high school football for perennial powerhouse De La Salle High School in Concord, California, where he never lost a game as a Spartan. He was teammates with former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

College career[edit]

Gutierrez went on to play at the University of Michigan, where he was slated to be the starter in 2004 before he suffered a shoulder injury (a torn labrum) before the season opener during pregame warm-ups. Backup quarterback freshman Chad Henne played well during the games Gutierrez was unable to play and was thus awarded the starting job. Gutierrez then transferred to Idaho State University, where he started at quarterback in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Matt Gutierrez at the Patriots 2007 training camp.

After going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, Gutierrez was signed by the New England Patriots on May 8 as an undrafted free agent. Gutierrez played in his first career regular season game on September 9 against the New York Jets and completed his first regular-season pass for a 15-yard gain against the Miami Dolphins on December 23. He appeared in five games with the team as a rookie while being inactive for 11 others.

During the 2008 preseason, Gutierrez completed 29 out of 45 passes for 362 passing yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. On August 30, Gutierrez was part of the final cuts as the Patriots cut down to the mandatory 53-man roster. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 10, then promoted to the active roster on September 13 after a season-ending injury to starter Tom Brady. He was inactive for the remaining 14 games of the season.

New England Patriots waived Gutierrez on August 3, 2009 after signing quarterback Andrew Walter.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Gutierrez was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on August 5, 2009. Kansas City Chiefs waived Gutierrez on June 14, 2010.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Gutierrez signed with the Chicago Bears on August 18, 2010. He was released on August 30, 2010.[1] The Bears re-signed Gutierrez in January 2011 to a reserve/future contract.

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

Gutierrez was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on September 28, 2010.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Gutierrez in 2008

Gutierrez signed a reserve/future contract with the Chicago Bears in 2011. He was waived on August 8.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 10, 2011, Gutierrez was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins.[2] On September 3, 2011 the Redskins cut him.

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

On September 27, 2011, Gutierrez signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.[3]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On December 6, 2011, Gutierrez was added to the practice squad of the St. Louis Rams.[4] Two days later, on December 9, 2011 Gutierrez was cut from the practice squad.

Kansas City Command[edit]

On March 31, 2012, the Rattlers traded Gutierrez to the Kansas City Command.[5]


  1. ^ Matt Gutierrez Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (August 10, 2011). "Redskins Add Another QB In Gutierrez". Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Rattlers Assigned Former New England Patriot
  4. ^ Thomas, Jim (December 8, 2011). "Rams keep adding quarterbacks". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Historical Team Transactions". Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2017.