How will the Dolphins do with Jay Cutler?

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If he passes a physical and if nothing unforeseen occurs, quarterback Jay Cutler officially will become a Dolphin on Monday. And then the work will begin.

So what will that work lead to for the Dolphins? That’s Monday’s PFT Live question of the day.

The options are simple: They’ll be better than they would have been with Ryan Tannehil, they’ll be worse, or they’ll be the same.

Whatever happens, it’s been a stunning few days. And it underscores the reality that, no matter what we think about a given NFL season, injuries will happen — and they often will change everything.

Guests for Monday’s PFT Live include Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who knows a thing or two about the Dolphins, John Mullin of CSN Chicago, who knows a thing or two about Cutler, and Norv Turner, who knows a thing or two about changing the tire on a moving car. By now, you should know a thing or two about when and where the show can be found.

16 responses to “How will the Dolphins do with Jay Cutler?

  1. Is Matt Moore injured too? Forget Tannehill, given Cutler’s mediocre record and recent injury history, and given Moore’s familiarity and proven ability to step in and get it done in 2 of 3 games, I don’t think Cutler will even do as well as Moore.

  2. Well, let’s see ……

    He was a mediocre quarterback, to begin with.

    He hasn’t been working out to stay in shape.

    He hasn’t been studying the Dolphins playbook.

    He hasn’t been practicing the Dolphins playnook, or working with this offense.

    Yeah, Miami will do just fine, lol

  3. The Dolphins will have double digit wins with Jay Cutler, this is a major upgrade at the QB position, Cutler is a natural QB, Tannehill is not.
    Great signing for the phins!

  4. From Jay Fiedler to Joy Cutler? PLEASE! Why don’t they bring back Dave Wannstedt while they’re at it! Better yet, hire Jeff Fisher. He has a mustache and lasted longer than he should have as well.

  5. The only reason that I’m on board with this move is because of Gase. If he wasn’t in the picture I don’t think it would work out.

    Cutler knows the coach, knows the playbook. He also had his best seasons with Gase. They do have a weird chemistry that just might pan out.

  6. What people who are against this move don’t get is that Miami has set NFL records spending high draft picks on offensive players the past few years, in an attempt to prop up Tannehill. Now that Ryan can’t play, the prospect of seeing what a former Pro Bowl quarterback can do with that same offense is somethin the team simply had to do.

  7. RandyinRoxbury says:
    August 7, 2017 at 7:48 am
    The Dolphins will have double digit wins with Jay Cutler, this is a major upgrade at the QB position, Cutler is a natural QB, Tannehill is not.
    Great signing for the phins!
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    They had double digit wins last year. Unless you really believe that Cutler will get them to 11 wins, they won’t be better off.

  8. Cutler is not a Ryan Tannehill clone. Cutler is a pocket gunner while Tannehill is a versatile runner/passer. Cutler is injury prone while Tannehill is a tough SOB. Cutler’s QB rating is lower than you would like. Cutler’s deep ball is much better than Tannehill’s. Now the real question should be, “Is Cutler an upgrade over Moore?” I doubt it at signing. However, Gase is a QB whisperer. He improved Cutler’s performance before. By mid season, I expect Cutler to know the playbook, know the players and be in good enough shape to challenge for playing time. Cutler’s big arm and uncanny vision could propel us to the playoffs. Matt Moore may never look back and take us to the playoffs without Cutler’s “help.”

    Tannehill needs to get that surgery now. Next year is his option year! The NFL is a what have you done lately world!

  9. pastabelly says:
    August 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    They had double digit wins last year. Unless you really believe that Cutler will get them to 11 wins, they won’t be better off.
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    The Phins had double digit wins last year against a much easier schedule. Only the fanboys were expecting anything better than 7-9 to 9-7 against this year’s schedule. Having Cutler at QB improves that outlook. Tannehill had a lot of physical tools at his disposal but his field vision is a work in progress and good defenses often confused him. Cutler has a superior football IQ and there are more weapons available to him in this offense than he has had before.

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