The Miami Dolphins appear to have coaxed Jay Cutler out of retirement to lead their offense this season.
Miami reportedly signed the 34-year-old Cutler to a one-year, $10 million contract to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill on Sunday, but the Dolphins apparently had their eyes on a few other quarterbacks before finally deciding on Cutler.
Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reported Sunday that the Dolphins discussed Tim Tebow, Colin Kaepernick and Kyle Orton before they were able to convince Cutler to come out of retirement.
Salguero did note that some names on Miami’s QB wish list were discarded quickly for a variety of reasons.
Cutler will reunite with former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, who now is the head coach of the Dolphins. Cutler had one of his best seasons under Gase when he threw for 3,659 yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2015 season.
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