The Miami Dolphins have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according to multiple media reports. The deal is expected to pay Cutler $10 million for this season. The Dolphins were in need of adding a quarterback after an injury to starter Ryan Tannehill earlier this week.
Miami and former Bears QB Jay Cutler are finalizing a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN. Two sides are expected to hammer it out shortly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2017
Miami's one-year deal with QB Jay Cutler is worth $10 million, plus incentives, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2017
Cutler has ties to Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who served as Cutler’s offensive coordinator with the Bears in 2015. That season, Cutler threw for 3,659 yards with a 64.4 completion percentage and a 21-to-11 touchdown-to-interception ratio. It resulted in a career high 92.3 passer rating.
The Bears released Cutler this offseason, with the quarterback planning to join Fox as a broadcaster this year. With the Tannehill injury, Cutler was thought to be interested in returning to football only because he would be returning to play for Gase.
The Dolphins currently have Matt Moore, Brandon Doughty, and David Fales on the roster in the quarterback group. Cutler likely comes in as the starter, though the Dolphins coaches may make it an open competition for the starting role between Cutler and Moore.