Gase: Cutler Didn’t Delay Retirement To Stand On Sideline

In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) warms up before playing against the New York Giants in an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the situation says Cutler, a free agent quarterback, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Cutler is expected to compete with Matt Moore for the Dolphins’ starting job while Ryan Tannehill remains out with a left knee injury that could sideline him for the entire season. Photo: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler won’t play in the team’s exhibition opener Thursday, but look for him to be starting soon enough.

Coach Adam Gase says the new TV broadcaster “didn’t come out of retirement to stand on the sideline.”

Gase spoke after practice Monday as the former Bears quarterback arrived in South Florida to sign a $10 million, one-year deal. The quarterback decided to delay the start of his network TV career for the chance to replace Ryan Tannehill and be reunited with Gase, his former offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears.

Cutler is expected to leapfrog longtime Dolphins backup Matt Moore for the starting job while Tannehill remains out with a left knee injury that will likely sideline him for the entire season. He had a career-best quarterback rating in 2015 while with Gase.