According to the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, the Miami Dolphins considered signing former NFL QB turned baseball player Tim Tebow after their starting QB Ryan Tannehill went down with a left ACL injury.
Tebow, who last played in a NFL regular season game in 2012, is currently playing minor-league baseball for the New York Mets.
Tebow did work with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase in 2011 while Gase was the QB coach in Denver. During that year, Tebow beat Pittsburgh in the first-round of the playoffs.
Ultimately, the Dolphins decided to sign Jay Cutler.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins will sign former Bears and Broncos QB Jay Cutler to a one-year, $10 million deal.
Cutler, 34, will come out of the broadcast booth to reunite with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who was with Cutler as the Bears OC in 2015. Cutler had some success with Gase in Chicago, but played in only five games last season due to a torn right labrum.
With Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill possibly out for the year with a knee injury, the Dolphins needed another option at QB. Currently, Matt Moore is the starter for the Dolphins.
This move still leaves free agent QB Colin Kaepernick without a job, which might be the case for a little while longer.
According to reports, the Dolphins will sign QB Jay Cutler to a one-year deal.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Jay Cutler may follow in the footsteps of Tony Romo, and head off to the broadcast booth.
According to ESPN, Cutler had an audition at FOX Sports on April 27. He would be replacing John Lynch, who is now the GM in San Francisco.
Cutler, 34, was released by the Bears in March. At this point, he has not been able to catch on with another team.
Cutler’s agent told the NFL Network that the QB still wants to play.