Dolphins HC Adam Gase announced Friday that Jay Cutler will return as the team’s starting quarterback for Week 9’s game against the Raiders, per Barry Jackson.
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Cutler is obviously out for tonight’s game against the Ravens, but it appears as though his rib injury isn’t all that bad.
Veteran backup Matt Moore has been filling in for 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 interest as a free agent, Cutler decided to retire and accepted a job with FOX Sports as a broadcaster. However, the Dolphins convinced him to come out of retirement after Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury during training camp.
In 2017, Cutler has appeared in six games and completed 995 yards while completing 62.8 percent of his passes to go along with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Cutler’s injury as the news is available.