Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Adam Gase says Jay Cutler will be Dolphins starting quarterback

Adam Gase says Jay Cutler will be Dolphins starting quarterback

On Sunday, it was announced that Vanderbilt's all-time leading passer would return to the National Football League after he agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Cutler gave a press conference hours after landing in Miami.

Cutler played just five games for the Bears last season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

The Dolphins made a strong push for Cutler - Adam Gase, who coached Cutler in Chicago, convinced him to come out of retirement and postpone a fledgling broadcasting career - because the team knows it is going to be without Tannehill for quite some time and nearly certainly until next year.

But does it tell us more?

But the Dolphins have convinced Jay Cutler to come out of retirement to play for them this season.

Gase said it would take some time to get Cutler physically ready to play as he works his way back into game shape.

Among the options the Dolphins were considering to find Tannehill's replacement, acquiring Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at least crossed their minds according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He completed a handful of deep passes, including a laser of a strike to Jakeem Grant for a touchdown.

Jay Cutler met Dan Marino (right) at today's practice.

Cutler isn't a superstar, and will never lead a team to a Super Bowl.

The bottom line is they're not that different, but with Cutler's significant edge in experience as a starter, famously nuclear arm and apparently Gase's trust, the move in this regard makes sense.

Cutler's demeanor was mostly fine, cracking smiles and giving thoughtful answers. The 34-year-old had been transitioning to a broadcasting career with Fox Sports. Now, he is the starting quarterback for the Dolphins for the foreseeable future.

Here's a major reason why: Most teams that lose their quarterback at any point - let alone before a single preseason snap - are doomed to a lost year.

Cutler was among the last to leave the practice field.

The Dolphins are desperately hoping that Cutler brings the same toughness to Miami and that no one will end up in a position like Suh and potentially risk Cutler's health. "We just have to get all of the strength and stuff back in it", proclaimed Cutler. "Obviously I've played against him many, many times".

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