The Miami Dolphins will face the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, and it appears it will be the first time quarterback Jay Cutler will be on the field for Miami. Signing with the team last week, Cutler did not play in last Thursday’s preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons, having practiced just one time prior to the game. Now, with a full week of workouts included, the Dolphins appear comfortable with putting Cutler on the field.
When asked about Cutler play during Monday’s post-practice press conference, head coach Adam Gase told the media, “I’m trending in the area of yes; but we’ll see what happens the next few days.”
On Tuesday, that moved more toward a solid yes when Gase replied, “I think right now everything looks like Jay’s going to go.”
Cutler joined the Dolphins after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill was lost for the season with a second injury to his left knee, re-aggravating the injury he sustained in December that caused him to miss the team’s final three regular season contests as well as the team’s Wildcard playoff game. Cutler had been scheduled to begin a broadcasting career this year after 11 seasons in the NFL, but his ties to Gase, who served as Cutler’s offensive coordinator for one year with the Chicago Bears, pulled him out of that role in order to replace Tannehill.
Cutler has 32,467 yards passing on 61.9 percent completions with 208 touchdowns and 146 interceptions in his career.