The Miami Dolphins brought Jay Cutler out of a short-lived retirement today, signing the former Chicago Bears quarterback to a one-year deal worth $10 million.
It seems pretty clear that Miami is banking on Ryan Tannehill missing a significant amount of time, and Cutler has experience working with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase in Chicago. The pairing makes sense on paper.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Cutler wasn't the only quarterback the Dolphins considered going after. While he was their top choice, Miami reportedly had several backup options.
One of those contingency plans? Tim Tebow.
Keep in mind, Tebow hasn't played in an NFL regular season game since 2012 and was last in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Also, his baseball career is going pretty well right now. Despite a recent slump, Tebow entered Sunday hitting .268 with five home runs and 23 RBI for the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
Gase and Tebow worked together with the Denver Broncos, but we're skeptical that Miami considered this option for long. Also, we're hesitant to think Tebow would leave his baseball season on hold to make a football comeback at this point.