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:
#Dolphins & QB Jay Cutler's reps have had discussions about a potential deal, sources say. Nothing has been agreed upon. He's the top choice
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2017
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.