Dolphins HC Adam Gase announced Wednesday that QB Jay Cutler has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will be the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, per Armando Salguero.
Cutler will replace Matt Moore, who has been filling in for the Dolphins while he was out of the lineup.
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 nine games and completed 1,602 yards while completing 64.6 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.