The retired quarterback is interested in potentially coming back to the field.
An NFL quarterback who retired to take a TV gig is interested in potentially returning to the field.
NFL insider Jeff Darlington is reporting that Jay Cutler is intrigued by the possibility of playing for the Miami Dolphins.
Cutler, 34, played for Dolphins’ head coach Adam Gase in 2015. Many believe he’d be the head coach’s first call if Ryan Tannehill’s injury is going to sideline him. He has been hired by FOX to be an analyst this season.
Here’s where it gets interesting: I’m told Cutler is interested in delaying TV gig to play for Gase but it’d need to be starting job/money.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 3, 2017
Tannehill suffered a knee injury at practice earlier today and while MRI results showed no significant injury, the Dolphins still have “real” concerns according to Adam Schefter.
The good news: A scare during practice Thursday led to an MRI on Tannehill’s left knee that did not show any full tears that would necessitate surgery, team sources said. The bad news: The results did show a setback, even if the extent is debatable.
And while the team continues to await more test results on the QB’s knee — one in which he initially sprained the ACL and MCL last December, but did not need surgery — team officials still realize it might be the best long-term solution to have Tannehill undergo a procedure that would fully repair the partially torn ligaments. Such a scenario likely would end his season, and team sources say that scenario remains on the table.
Cutler knows Gase’s offense, so he could likely come in and be ready to start Week 1, but a decision would have to be made soon.