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Jay Cutler’s retirement may be a rather short-lived one, if the Dolphins get their way.

Report: Former Vanderbilt star Jay Cutler considered ‘top choice’ to replace injured Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill

Joe Clarkin

With starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill having gone down with a serious knee injury earlier in the week, the Miami Dolphins are in need of a quarterback for the 2017 season. Their top choice, according to a report Friday by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, may surprise some people:

Former Vanderbilt star Jay Cutler:

Cutler retired following last season, after playing in just five games with Chicago because of thumb and shoulder injuries. He took a job as an analyst with Fox Sports in the offseason and was expected to serve in that role throughout the upcoming season. But the Dolphins’ reported interest surely throws a wrench into those plans. It is unclear at this time whether Cutler himself is interested in making a return to the field.