Jay Cutler agrees to deal with Dolphins

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Jay Cutler is poised to end his brief retirement, quit broadcasting before he began, and get back on the football field.

Cutler and the Dolphins have agreed to a deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Dolphins have been talking to Cutler since Ryan Tannehill injured his knee in practice last week. Although there’s been no official word on Tannehill’s status, it now appears that he’s set to miss significant time and perhaps the entire season.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase worked with Cutler in Chicago in 2015, and Cutler had a good season in Gase’s offense. The two see eye-to-eye on and off the field.

Cutler would come in and compete with Matt Moore for the starting job. Presumably, Cutler has been told he’ll have every opportunity to beat Moore out and be the Dolphins’ starter in Week One.

93 responses to “Jay Cutler agrees to deal with Dolphins

  1. The formerly 2nd best QB in the NFC North is moving to the AFC EAST to continue his “better then Stafford” track record.

    Playoff Wins:

    Cutler 1
    Stafford 0

  2. Probably the best move the Fins could make given that he knows the offense. I’m still looking forward to him calling games. I think he’ll be less filtered than most because he’s always come across like a guy who just doesn’t care what others think.

  3. Great opportunity for Cutler who is still young by quarterback standards. If he performs well with Miami, which is a pretty good team, then he could rival Tannehill for the #1 job in the future. Matt Moore will probably be given the job to start the season but will be on a short leash.

  4. He knows the system. He played well under Gase. He has more weapons then that Bears team even dreamed of having. Anyone who is against this is clueless.

  5. How is this a bad move? He’s better than Matt moore, and he knows the offense. Shoot he’s probably better than tanne lol

  6. Just goes to show that Cutler is clearly the better QB than Kaepernick. Why were there not daily articles and shouts for Cutler to get a QB job?

  7. My guess is Ryan is seriously hurt, maybe season ending.

    This was certainly completed very quickly.

  8. I don’t like the Chicago Bears-I never have, I am a Vikings fan. However I’ve always thought Jay Cutler was a damn good and underrated quarterback. I hope Jay Cutler does well, I’ve been a mild fan of his since his days with the Denver Broncos-Good luck Jay I know you’ve got a lot left in the tank!

  9. patriots123456 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    My guess is Ryan is seriously hurt, maybe season ending.
    —————————————————
    shhh…. genius at work

  10. this will end badly. cutler will destroy locker room chemistry. rest of offense won’t play for him. plus look at cutler’s body of work. 2 playoff gms, 1 W, in whole career. all sizzle, no steak. cutler is most productive at getting coaches fired. nightmare. huge mistake. so much for gase being brilliant

  11. This actually proves why Kap is unemployed for football reasons. He and Cutler were in the same boat. Nobody wanted them as a starter and neither is really suited for backup duty. Nobody wanted Cutler as a backup. No team made an effort to get him. Same as Kap.

    There’s a big difference between wanting a backup and needing a starter. Dolphins needing a starter changed the whole situation, so now cutler made sense.

    We saw the same a few years ago when Peyton Manning got hurt for the Colts. They were fine with Curtis Painter as backup, but as soon as Peyton was done and they needed a full season starter, they got Kerry Collins out of retirement.

    The same hold with Kap. Nobody wants him as a backup but if a starter goes down, he may get a call.

  12. Jay Cutler is better than you think. He is on the same level as Tannehill. Cutler can make throws that Tannehill never will. Miami just got better IMO.

  13. How can this be anything other than a disaster? I’ve always thought that Cutler got something of a raw deal from the press and fans because of his personality and that he was actually a pretty good quarterback, if not a clutch quarterback. But this is a horrible spot. He’s going to get killed behind it offensive line. Why would he even do this ?

  14. Anybody who is against this has seen Jay Cutler’s body of work and would rather not lead the league in INT’s and who cares shrugs.

  15. I have never liked Cutler, but for some reason I am liking him now and hope he does well.

    Go Jay!

  16. lol!!!!

    great news for all on their schedule!

    the arrogant turd thinks he can waltz in so late to camp and
    somehow be good after rettiring

    the arrogance

  17. All I hear are media people like Josina Anderson mocking the Dolphins for their decision to sign Cutler over kaep. Obviously pointing out that kaep is being “black balled” for his stance for African Americans. Yet they completely ignore the fact kaeps stance on Fidel Castro and signing him in Miami would cause major backlash from the Cuban American community. So basically what all the people who claim Miami should have signed kaep are neglecting Cuban Americans and it sounds like they don’t care.

  18. 50 year Bear fan here. I don’t luv Cutler, but he spent most of his time in Chicago playing for coaches who had NO IDEA how to put an offense together (see Lovie). He threw too many interceptions, but I think it was out of frustration. He is on a better coached team now with a lot of weapons. I’m not saying he’ll be a world beater, but this move is a no brainer. Good chance it works out well….

  19. Cutler is a very competent starter. No doubt better than Kaep, arguably better than Tannehill. So he has 1 playoff win? There’s a lot of guys who have less or no more than 2-3. Luck has been awful in the playoffs. Stafford and Dalton have no wins. Carr has no wins. Palmer has 1. Rivers has like 2 or 3. The dirty secret is that the NFL is loaded with QBs that haven’t done squat in the playoffs.

  20. As a long time Bears fan, I really thought Cutler looked done when he played last year.
    So if he looks done in Miami, you heard it from me first cause everyone else is acting like he’s got something in the tank.
    BTW, how long will it take him to get into playing shape?

  21. “I’m still looking forward to him calling games. I think he’ll be less filtered than most because he’s always come across like a guy who just doesn’t care what others think.”

    I always found him to be robotic and unemotional, not what I want from a broadcaster.

    “And once again all the Kaep supporters shake their heads in disgust.”

    Look I don’t think he should be blackballed for his protests either in a country founded on protest. But of all the teams that might have signed him Miami was never ever never ever in the mix. Half of Miami’s population is Cuban or closely tied to the Cuban community. Kap shut that door the day he wore the Castro shirt.

    “Josh McDaniels is grinning.”

    That would be Matt Patricia actually.

  22. Cutler, Romo, Kaepernick. How weird has it become when the best possible back-up QBs in the league, don’t even play in the league. Off-season work with receivers. OTAs. Knowing your coaches name. Who the hell needs that?

  23. tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    lol!!!!

    great news for all on their schedule!

    the arrogant turd thinks he can waltz in so late to camp and
    somehow be good after rettiring

    the arrogance
    _____________________

    Weird coming from you…

  24. theallegedone says:

    Say what you want, Kaepernick would be the better choice.
    ===================================================

    In a city of Cuban refugees that hate him after he praised Castro. Yeah, that would be a genius choice.

  25. The new joke in the NFL now is how many quarterbacks are better than Kap at this point ? Kap has to be a better option than Cutler.

  26. If you think Kaepernick is better than Cutler, then you don’t understand how the quarterback position works.

  27. I honestly don’t get it. Sure Cutler instantly makes them a win or two better this year with the weapons this offense has but Ross seemed to finally be getting it and trying to build a sustainable winning culture here. This signing is all about getting to the playoffs this season. For a team that doesn’t have a good enough D to win more than one playoff game (if they get there) that’s pretty short sighted. The quick fix with no eye towards the future mentality is part of what’s kept the Phins looking up at New England for years. I had hoped we were past that. When Brady does finally retire and New England drops back to the pack a bit what are the odds that Jay Cutler will still be here playing well enough to challenge for the division?

  28. mypercyhurts2 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    lol!!!!

    great news for all on their schedule!

    the arrogant turd thinks he can waltz in so late to camp and
    somehow be good after rettiring

    the arrogance
    _____________________

    Weird coming from you…

    1 1 Rate This

    ——–

    sure, sure

    let’s just pretend pats fans should sit back and continue to take it
    like we have for
    so many years

    meanwhile, the infamously arrogant jay cutler and the dolphiins
    pretending tannehill did not need surgery is somehow not ironic
    or hypocritical

    sure, sure

    or maybe it’s just right over your head?

  29. This will be great after he misses the playoffs for the umpteenth time and sucks like he did everywhere else, we can end this silly notion that his past coaches were the problem. I’m definitely here for this impending train wreck, lol. Side note, I didn’t realize that Tannehill was so old. He’s already about to hit 30 by the time he gets back on the field.

  30. He knows the system. He played well under Gase. He has more weapons then that Bears team even dreamed of having. Anyone who is against this is clueless.
    ______________________________________________________________

    Yeah having Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte is what was holding him back….
    NOT!

  31. jojopuppyfish says:
    “As a long time Bears fan, I really thought Cutler looked done when he played last year.”

    Couldn’t disagree with you more. He played in only 5 games and still was able to make throws other QBs only dream about. Don’t know if the line in Miami will protect him any better than the one in Chicago did, but if it does and with Gase coaching, this could be very good for the Dolphins.

  32. namingrights ,

    Crazy how fanboys bend reality to suit their narrative, isn’t it? No one has stolen more money over the last decade, and Sam Bradford is still in the league.

  33. Plain and simple… the Dolphins needed a starting calber QB. No one is saying this is ideal, but with Tannehill out it makes sense and this also makes this Dolphins Fan a) happy we did not sign Kaep and b) still have a chance for a good season.

  34. The Dolphins will be fine. 4-2 against the AFC East, 3-1 (maybe 4-0) against the NFC South, a win against Baltimore, and 3-1 against the AFC West….Sounds like a 10 or 11 win and the 5 seed in the AFC playoffs to me!

  35. tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    mypercyhurts2 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    lol!!!!

    great news for all on their schedule!

    the arrogant turd thinks he can waltz in so late to camp and
    somehow be good after rettiring

    the arrogance
    _____________________

    Weird coming from you…

    1 1 Rate This

    ——–

    sure, sure

    let’s just pretend pats fans should sit back and continue to take it
    like we have for
    so many years

    meanwhile, the infamously arrogant jay cutler and the dolphiins
    pretending tannehill did not need surgery is somehow not ironic
    or hypocritical

    sure, sure

    or maybe it’s just right over your head?

    ————————————–

    As a football fan, I was appalled by DeflateGate. So no, it wasn’t over my head. However, I tire of the constant whining. The irony was your “arrogance” comment. Pats fans have the option of taking the high road or more whining. It’s not too late, Ty, Pats fans can still be an example of what great football fans should be when faced with adversity. But you have to WANT to set that positive example. If I have to taunt you into that, I will…

  36. Cutler did have his best season as a Bear under Gase… the money sounds team-friendly… I am no fan of Jay, but this seems like a great move by the Fish, considering the other options…

    Mind you, however, hang on to Moore… Moore may very well still start more than a couple games this year… Jay doesn’t exactly heal quickly or shrug off injuries very well…

  37. Bill Belichick is going to have a field day against Cutler. It might even be painful to watch.

    Naaah, gonna be a lot of fun!

  38. teelersandladyboysfan says:
    August 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm
    Still can’t believe that idiot Kaepernick opted out of a $14.5 million contract
    Seriously? Dude this is the NFL, are you trying to sell a lie? Or are you truly that ignorant?

  39. people are actually saying it is a good idea to sign Culter? The whole world has indeed gone mad.

  40. Pretty clear at this point, that Kaep has been blackballed by the billionaire owners. No one will convince me that they don’t have an un-written agreement on Kaep. When the Fins looked at Tebow, and Orton, and Cutler, first….Cutler is a good teammate and got a bad rep up there. Kaep is probably the better of the two, but clearly, no front office will touch him.

  41. Best of a difficult situation for Miami. Cutler will excel with those receivers and a healthy Ajayi. Cutler needs to stay upright, too.

    Miami can compete for a Wild-Card, now.

  42. lol @ everyone saying this will work out.. this is great.. this is horrible.. etc…. this is about one thing money for both sides. Jay gets paid more.. Jay fills more seats then Matt

  43. great news for all on their schedule!

    the arrogant turd thinks he can waltz in so late to camp and
    somehow be good after rettiring

    the arrogance
    =====

    Oh.. the irony…..

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