Jay Cutler retirement from the NFL didn’t last more than an offseason, as the former Chicago Bears QB has signed a one-year, $10 million contract (with a potential of $3 million more in incentives) with the Miami Dolphins. The signing comes after Ryan Tannehill was diagnosed with a partially torn ACL. Cutler will reunited with Miami head coach Adam Gase, who was his offensive coordinator with the Bears in 2015.
He’s back: QB Jay Cutler is coming back. Sources say he’s agreed to sign with the #Dolphins.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 6, 2017
This signing doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Cutler has never been more than an average quarterback, and at worst he’s downright awful. In 2016 he lost his job to Brian Hoyer and at various points during his tenure with the Bears he was supplanted by Jimmy Clausen and Matt Barkley.
In 2016, Cutler played in five games, completed 59.1 percent of his passes and threw for 1,059 yards, with four touchdowns, five interceptions and five fumbles.
Quite frankly, the Dolphins might have been better off going with veteran backup Matt Moore. In four games last year in Gase’s system, Moore threw for 721 yards and eight touchdowns with just three interceptions. He completed 63.2 percent of his passes and posted a 105.6 passer rating and a Total QBR of 81.7.
Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick still does not have a job in the NFL.