As of now, neither of Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick have a job. Many fans have several reasons to advocate for each. In the case of the Miami Dolphins, here is a look at the only true option for the team.
Let’s start by looking at the negatives for each player.
Jay Cutler – 34 years old, had one decent season in over a decade in the league, never truly led a team deep into playoffs, not a mobile quarterback, has not worked out all offseason, never truly identified as a true leader, has not completed a 16 game season in the past 7 seasons.
Colin Kaepernick – makes some fans a little upset with off field actions that he cares for, but never affects his play.
Now let’s look at the positive for each player.
Jay Cutler – likes head Coach Adam Gase, had best year of his career (but still average play) under Gase two seasons ago, had Brandon Marshall to throw to when he was ‘decent’.
Colin Kaepernick – led his team deep into playoffs multiple times, led his team to superbowl, less than 5 yards away from earning himself a ring, was once classified as a true leader, never been suspended, worked out all season, 29 years old, very mobile quarterback, shredded the Dolphins defense just last season, accomplished what he did with no elite wide receivers.
Interesting. It seems to me that the fans that advocate for Jay Cutler bring up the fact that Jay Cutler knows the offense. His mind has been set on retirement all offseason. It takes a lot of effort to return to football shape (and his football shape still might not cut it).
The fans that advocate for Cutler also say that Kaepernick brings baggage with him. Last time I checked, what he did on the sideline was not the primary reason for the 49ers troubles last season.
Colin Kaepernick was playing very well as early as last season. Adam Gase has never had a true mobile quarterback. Bringing in Colin Kaepernick would only expand Gase’s playbook even more.
Put Kaepernick in an offense with Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Anthony Fasano… see what happens.
I would bet Kaepernick will have a fun time trying to find a favorite receiving threat to target. Miami has not seen an effective option-running in the offense. With Jay Train and Kaepernick, Adam Gase can only drool over all the ways to attack a defense.
Jay Cutler had Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey and still struggled to establish himself as a good quarterback. Kaepernick did so with an aging Frank Gore and a highly-targeted Michael Crabtree.
With the offensive arsenal that the Miami Dolphins contain, Kaepernick could make the offense an elite group.
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