- Schefter adds that Cutler receives a one-year contract worth up to $10 million to go along with incentives.
- According to Jay Glazer, Cutler’s contract with Miami can max out at $13 million.
Reports indicated that a deal between the Dolphins and Cutler was progressing and that HC Adam Gase was fairly persuasive in convincing him to join them for the 2017 season.
The fact that Cutler is willing to leave his new broadcasting job for this opportunity is a clear indication that Ryan Tannehill will not only miss an extended period of time, but he could end up undergoing knee surgery to fully repair his ACL.
Cutler has plenty of experience working in Gase’s offensive system, so it will be interesting to see how long he needs to get up to speed. Miami has veteran backup Matt Moore in the event things don’t work out with Cutler.
Cutler, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2006. He spent three years in Denver before he was traded to the Bears in 2009. He was in the fourth year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed when the Bears cut him loose at the start of the 2017 league year.
After finding little to no interest as a free agent, Cutler decided to retire and took a job with FOX Sports as a broadcaster.
In 2016, Cutler appeared in five games and throw for 1,059 yards while completing 59.1 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and five interceptions.