On Sunday afternoon, it was reported by multiple sources that ex-Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has chosen to come out of retirement in order to sign with the Miami Dolphins. In terms of salary, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has released that Cutler will be set to earn $10 million during the upcoming campaign, along with currently unknown incentives along the way.
In 2016, Cutler managed to toss for 1,059 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. While he only played a mere five games last year, due to injuries, Cutler contained a starting quarterback record of 1-4.
Often known as a “charisma” killer within the Bears locker room over the years, the Dolphins are certainly taking a large risk by signing the eleven-year veteran. What does this mean for Tannehill exactly? While no timetable has been provided for his return, actions speak much greater than words.
If Tannehill’s injury was short-term, then the franchise would have likely given the nod to current backup Matt Moore. In retrospect, the Dolphins are likely intending for Tannehill to miss a large portion of the 2017 season.
While Miami fans will likely hold their breaths, the odds are against him in terms of success within the AFC conference.
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