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Jay Cutler‘s Fall To Miami

Following an abysmal 2016 season, Quarterback Jay Cutler hung up the cleats. Cutler was hired in May 2017 to be a Fox Sports analyst and that was that.

Then Ryan Tannehill Went Down.

After a partial tear in his ACL following a Week 14 game against the Cardinals, Tannehill suffered a season-ending injury before the season ever began.

HC Adam Gase handpicked Cutler to come out of his short retirement to start for the Dolphins. Cutler took in a hefty 10-million-dollar contract for his comeback tour.

After Jay Cutler cracked multiple ribs against the Jets last week, Matt Moore led the Dolphins to another comeback win.

Moore Has Always Been The Emergency QB For The Dolphins.

Cutler rocks a QB Rating of 78.8 (good for 34th in the NFL, out of 32 teams). Cutler looks exactly like you would expect a wannabe retiree to look, lost.

Moore’s offense averages 6.6 points per quarter with Cutler’s averaging 3.3 points per quarter.

The Dolphins are an improbable 4-2 (1/2 a game back of 1st) heading into a Thursday night game in Baltimore. Cutler will not play for at least another week.

The Dolphins cleared a roster spot by cutting Byron Maxwell to sign QB David Fales this week. Numbers show they would be a better team by letting Cutler go – and a 10 million dollar goodbye isn’t a bad way to re-enter retirement.

Matthew Deitsch

Author Matthew Deitsch

Matthew Deitsch covers the Miami Dolphins for Sports Al Dente. A South Florida native, Matt has previously worked in video production for the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers. Matthew's films have screened at TriBeCa and Cannes, but with his passion for sports his career remains incredibly fascinating.

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