Jay Cutler gives Miami Dolphins a chance to remain contenders

The head coach of the Dolphins is Adam Gase, who was Cutler's offensive coordinator for one season in Chicago.

It is important to note that Cutler is coming of a severe injury as he missed the last six games of last season after suffering a torn labrum in his throwing arm that required season ending surgery.

Marshall now plays for the Giants with quarterback Eli Manning, but the 33-year-old receiver is obviously still close to Cutler.

Rapoport reported that Cutler is "leaning toward" a comeback.

On Sunday, former Chicago Bears quarterback #Jay Cutler finally found a new team. Moore has been with Miami since 2011 and served admirably in Tannehill's place during the Dolphins' last four and a half games, including their playoff loss to Pittsburgh in the wild-card round. But here comes QB Jay Cutler, out of the press box, to potentially save the Dolphins' season. "So I don't think he looked at our situation like, 'oh this is going to happen'".

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the one-year deal pays Cutler $10 million, plus $3 millino in incentives. 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.

The Dolphins did at least reportedly mull over the possibility as insurance during the early hours after Ryan Tannehill's injury.

The brace that was meant to help stabilize Tannehill's knee did not prevent this injury. The strengths of Landry and Cutler is one of the bigger question marks regarding the personnel fit for Cutler.

Like Cutler's deep balls, "guru" is a word that's thrown around haphazardly in National Football League circles, but Gase deserves the title.

The team's success now rides squarely on the shoulders of Cutler and Gase, who will need to prove his gifts as a play-caller once again to make the most of this change of plans.

  • Tabitha Byrd