Adam Gase Says Jay Cutler Interested in Joining Miami Dolphins

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) rolls out of the pocket against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Cutler will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder. Coach John Fox announced Thursday, Dec. 1, that the veteran quarterback will have an operation to repair the labrum in his shoulder. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase confirmed Saturday that quarterback Jay Cutler has expressed interest in joining the team, according to Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post.

Per Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Gase also said Cutler didn't ask to be guaranteed the starting job.

Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a left knee injury in practice Thursday, and there is growing concern that he will need to undergo season-ending surgery, according to ESPN.co.uk's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.

Schefter and Darlington also reported that Cutler would be willing to delay his broadcasting career with Fox Sports to join Gase and the Dolphins if he were offered the starting job.

Cutler is familiar with Gase since Gase was the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator in 2015. During that season, Cutler threw for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The 2016 season was a nightmarish one for Cutler, as he was limited to five starts because of injury and finished with 1,059 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions.

As things stand, Matt Moore is operating as the Dolphins' starter. He started the final three games of the 2016 regular season as well as Miami's playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after Tannehill went down with a knee injury.

The 34-year-old Cutler has a career record of 68-71 as a starter, has started two playoff games and is a one-time Pro Bowler.