Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Dolphins have reached out to Jay Cutler about National Football League return

Dolphins have reached out to Jay Cutler about National Football League return

Gase joined Miami in 2016, and Cutler parted with Chicago in March after eight seasons.

There had been reports already that Cutler and Miami had already agreed on a one-year deal, but that was never confirmed by anyone within the organization.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase has played a significant role in convincing Cutler of the reasons he should play for the Dolphins, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. "Hi, I'm Jay, nice to meet you".

But while joining the Dolphins could appeal to Cutler in the short term, he risks damaging his broadcasting prospects long-term. After the news came late last week that QB Ryan Tannehill had re-injured his left knee at practice, it has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for the team, with a whirlwind of names connected to potentially stepping in and filling the void. The duo connected 521 times for 6,423 yards and 46 touchdowns during their six seasons together.

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Miami Dolphins former first-round quarterback Ryan Tannehill has looked like a franchise quarterback for most of his career, but there's always been a sense that the team isn't completely sold on him.

If Tannehill is ruled out for the season, the Cutler signing provides the Dolphins to remain competitive as they made the playoffs last season as a 6th seed with a 10-6 record last season and were predicted to make the playoff again this season before the injury. As $5 million of that is base salary and another $5 million is a roster bonus, it strongly suggests the Dolphins expect him to be the starter ahead of Matt Moore. Though that sentiment may change if Tannehill indeed needs surgery, Cutler is still intending to begin his broadcasting career in 2017. Since being ruled out as their franchise quarterback years ago, Ponder has bounced around the past two seasons, signing with the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers 2015-16. "I'm in between those situations at this point in my life".

Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday he has confidence in Moore, but Cutler should provide a healthy competition.

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