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.