But when Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a left leg injury last Thursday, Cutler was on nearly any list of options to step in. Despite having a lot of the physical tools that you would look for in a quarterback, Cutler has never reached his potential in the NFL.
The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a reported one-year, $10 million contract, with incentives, Sunday, and now the focus shifts to how quickly he's officially installed as the starter.
Cutler played just five games for the Bears last season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.
But Cutler said wife Kristin Cavallari pushed him to link up with the Dolphins, telling a media conference: "The last four months I've been in a different mindset, getting ready for the Fox deal". "He got injured and [the Bears] made a decision to move on from him".
'My wife talked me into it more than anybody else, ' he said. Backup Matt Moore is now projected to be the starting signal caller with Tannehill sidelined.
The Miami Dolphins are reportedly ecstatic about signing Jay Cutler out of retirement in the wake of the injury to Ryan Tannehill. "He has a really good grasp for our scheme".
Ramping up Cutler's arm strength may take longer, Gase said. He's still the same guy who can throw the ball a country mile and who knows head coach Adam Gase's offensive scheme.
Anyways, before Cutler's season was cut short a year ago with a labrum injury, he threw 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 5 games, completing less than 60 percent of his throws. "It was very straightforward and I get it", Moore said.
"There weren't a lot of opportunities or jobs out there that, if they would have come up, I would have taken".
National Football League news about the #Miami Dolphins situation regarding its quarterback position is getting so much attention nowadays. He knew exactly. I told him I said you just keep doing your thing. "I think she got exhausted of me being around the house". He threw the most unbelievable surprise party and made me feel so special and loved and I will forever be grateful for this man, my family, and all my fantastic friends.
Cutler's comeback came about after Tannehill's left knee buckled a week into training camp.