Adam Schefter is reporting that the Miami Dolphins are finalizing a one-year, $10 million dollar contract, plus incentives with former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The Dolphins began to look for quarterbacks to potentially replace Ryan Tannehill after he suffered a non-contact injury to his left knee at practice on Thursday.
There is still no confirmation from the Dolphins that Tannehill will need surgery, but there are rumors that internally the team fears the worst.
The decision to reach out to Cutler makes sense, considering Cutler worked with second-year Dolphins head coach Adam Gase while he was the Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2015. In his one year in Chicago, Gase was able to help Cutler have one of his most productive seasons in Chicago. One of the most noticeable stat lines from Cutler’s time with Gase is that he threw less interceptions than any season before (11) and threw for his second-highest amount of touchdowns (21).
Buffalo doesn’t play Miami until Weeks 15 and 17, so it’s a long way off.