Per Adam Schefter, former Bears QB Jay Cutler is coming out of retirement to sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
This story has gone back and forth in the last few days, as to whether or not Cutler was willing to come out of retirement to rejoin with Adam Gase. As early as this morning, it looked as though Cutler was going to stay retired, but in the end, changed his mind to become the Dolphins new quarterback.
Cutler’s deal is $10 million for one year, plus incentives. While nothing has been ruled official, at that price, it’s pretty safe to say that Cutler will be the starter over Matt Moore. The Cutler signing makes sense based on the familiarity that Cutler and Gase have, and how Cutler had one of the best seasons of his career with Gase as his offensive coordinator.
There’s no doubt that Gase had a major influence and was mighty persuasive in getting Cutler to return. Initially, Cutler was very excited about starting a career in broadcasting with FOX Sports. Gase’s persistent persuasion, talking with his family, and a nice pay day led to Cutler returning for his 12th season.
Now that the Dolphins have their guy they can now decide on how they are going to go forth with the Ryan Tannehill rehabilitation process. There is speculation that Cutler’s signing will lead to news of season-ending surgery for Tannehill coming soon. The Dolphins are still waiting, however, on making that decision.
Prior to the news becoming official, the Dolphins had been linked to various veteran free agents, including Colin Kaepernick. Miami continued to believe, however, that Cutler was their best option out of what was available. They’re confident that Cutler can come in to help win, and make it back to the postseason.