Cutler is expected to retire from the NFL this offseason, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The Dolphins lured Cutler out of retirement last season after Ryan Tannehill (knee) went down with a torn ACL. Playing on a one-year, $10 million contract, Cutler struggled to elevate Miami's offense and ultimately finished the 2018 season with 2,666 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games. The 34-year-old quarterback wasn't expected to continue his playing career, so his retirement is more of a formality than anything else.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that he didn't expect Cutler to return to the team in 2018, the Associated Press reports.
Gase was able to lure Cutler from the Fox broadcast booth in September to serve as the Dolphins' starter in 2017, but with franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) on the mend and expected back for the start of next season, the 34-year-old signal caller's marriage with Miami was never bound to be a long-term one. Cutler is set to become a free agent this offseason and has stated that he would entertain keeping his playing career going elsewhere if he's given the opportunity to start, but it's unclear if other teams would be interested in bringing him aboard in that capacity. With a 19:14 TD:INT ratio, 62 percent completion rate and 80.8 passer rating across his 14 starts this past season, Cutler was a below-average starter league-wide.
Cutler will start Sunday's game against the Bills, but backup David Fales is expected to relieve him at some point during the contest, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Cutler is set to become a free agent this season and not expected to be retained with franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) on the mend, so the Dolphins don't have much incentive to keep the 34-year-old in the finale for all four quarters. Heading into Week 17, Cutler has completed 62.1 percent of his passes and has posted a 19:14 TD:INT across 13 games this season, numbers that may result in him generating only tepid interest on the open market during the offseason. Cutler has already suggested that he could opt for retirement if other teams don't view him as a starting option in 2018.
Cutler indicated Wednesday that he's open to the possibility of playing in the NFL in 2018, but likely only if he's given the opportunity to start, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "I wouldn't want to move again and go somewhere and just to back up," Cutler said.
With Cutler bound for free agency this offseason, it's likely that any interest he would generate as a starter would come outside of Miami, as the team still views the rehabbing Ryan Tannehill (knee) as its top signal caller. Though it wouldn't appear he has a future in the Miami organization, Cutler will still garner the starting nod Week 17 against the Bills as the Dolphins aim to play spoiler for Buffalo's playoff hopes. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, head coach Adam Gase was non-committal earlier this week about Cutler finishing Sunday's game, however, so it's possible Matt Moore (foot) or David Fales could direct the offense at some point during the contest.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase confirmed that Cutler would start Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Gase wouldn't commit to Cutler finishing the contest, however.
The 6-9 Dolphins don't have much at stake in the season finale beyond pride and the opportunity to crush a divisional rival's playoff hopes, but it looks like that will be enough for Gase to at least justify opening the contest with Cutler and the rest of the team's healthy veterans. With Cutler set to become a free agent this offseason and uncertain to keep his career going, the Dolphins could take the opportunity later in the contest to evaluate backup David Fales. Cutler had one of his worst outings of the season in Buffalo two weeks ago, completing 28 of 49 attempts for 274 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, but a return to a more hospitable climate in Miami should position him well for a bounce back, at least while he remains in the game. Cutler sports a 65.8 percent completion rate, 6.6 yards per attempt and 12:8 TD:INT ratio at home this season compared to a 59.0 percent rate, 5.8 YPA and 7:6 TD:INT on the road.
Cutler completed 19 of 38 passes for 286 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 29-13 loss to the Chiefs. He also lost a yard on two rushes and fumbled once but recovered.
Cutler's one touchdown mostly featured the handiwork of the speedy Jakeem Grant, who took a short pass a total of 65 yards to the house after breaking a tackle. The veteran quarterback did generate a strong yardage total for the third straight week and got back into the touchdown column after being blanked in that category in Week 15 against the Bills while also throwing three interceptions. The Dolphins were officially eliminated from playoff contention with the defeat, but for the time being, Cutler is still expected to start in a Week 17 home date against the Bills.
Cutler wouldn't speculate about his future beyond the 2017 season Friday, James Walker of ESPN.com reports. "I haven't thought about it," Cutler said. "You know, I'm focused on [Kansas City]. That stuff will be a concern of mine when the season is over."
In the wake of Ryan Tannehill's season-ending ACL tear early in training camp, the Dolphins brought in Cutler, one of the most maddening signal callers of the current decade. While Cutler has flashed at times, he mostly has disappointed, completing 63 percent of his throws, averaging 197.8 passing yards per game, and posting 18 touchdowns versus 14 interceptions across 12 outings. As he intimated in his comments, he has his sights on the Chiefs, who picked off Derek Carr and Philip Rivers a combined five times the past two games. Once Week 17 passes by, Miami will have a decision to make between Cutler and Matt Moore, both of whom have expiring contracts. Cutler could make the call an easy one if he retires for the second time in as many years.
Cutler completed 28 of 49 passes for 274 yards and tossed three interceptions during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo. He also fumbled four times during the contest but recovered all four.
Miami fell behind early, trailing 21-6 at the break, and Cutler responded with interceptions to end Miami's first two possessions after halftime and another in the game's closing seconds. It was an ugly encore after Monday's gem against New England, and it effectively knocks the Dolphins out of the playoff race. The veteran has thrown multiple picks in three of his last four games, after no such performances in his eight games to start the season, and takes on the chore of facing division-leading Kansas City and Buffalo again to end the season.
Cutler completed 25 of 38 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 27-20 win over the Patriots.
Cutler was tremendous. He threw three touchdowns for the second time this season and won his first career game against New England in the process. The veteran found top target Jarvis Landry for a red-zone touchdown on both sides of halftime and sandwiched an exciting 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant in between. Although Grant dropped a bomb that would've resulted in another score during the fourth quarter, Cutler should still be plenty pleased with his performance. The quarterback will ride back-to-back wins into Sunday's trip to Buffalo.
Cutler completed 18 of 31 passes for 235 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Broncos. He also rushed once for one yard.
Cutler was considerably aided by a defense that accounted for 14 points on two touchdowns and a safety. However, he was solid in his own right, hitting Kenny Stills and Julius Thomas for his pair of scores and connecting with six different pass catchers overall against his old squad. Cutler now has multiple touchdown passes in five of his last six contests, although he's also failed to complete at least 60.0 percent of his passes in five of his last seven games overall. The 12-year veteran continues to be risky proposition week-to-week due to his penchant for turnovers and sudden downturns in passing yardage, but he'll look to build on Sunday's effort against the division-rival Patriots in Week 14.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Cutler has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will start Sunday's game against the Broncos, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Cutler is slated to return to practice Wednesday -- presumably in a full capacity -- and will reclaim his spot atop the depth chart after Matt Moore (23-for-34 for 215 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions) did little to stop the Dolphins' skid in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. With Kenyan Drake currently the only healthy running back on the roster, the Dolphins could lean on a pass-heavy attack against a Broncos defense that will be missing one of its starting cornerbacks with Aqib Talib suspended. Even so, with an average of 178 passing yards per game to go with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions over nine contests this season, Cutler offers his most utility in fantasy leagues that start two quarterbacks rather than shallower one-quarterback formats.
Cutler (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
As a result, Matt Moore will draw his second start of the season, while the report relays that the Dolphins have elected to proceed with caution and shut Cutler down in the short-term, with a reevaluation on tap next week. David Fales is thus slated to back up Moore on Sunday.
The Dolphins maintain hope that Cutler will be removed from the NFL's concussion protocol Friday or Saturday, putting him on track to start Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Despite being in the protocol, Cutler was able to throw some passes at Thursday's practice, though backup Matt Moore took reps with the first-team offense. It sounds as though Cutler is progressing as well as the Dolphins had anticipated from the concussion, so the expectation is that he'll increase his activity Friday and potentially receive the green light for the Week 12 matchup later in the day or Saturday. Before his departure in the Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers, Cutler was enduring his worst outing of the season -- he completed six of 12 attempts for 83 yards, a touchdown and an interception -- but had played well prior to that, amassing 813 passing yards and a 9:3 TD:INT over his preceding four contests. He'll draw a favorable matchup against a Patriots passing defense that ranks last in the NFL with 282 yards allowed per game.
Though Cutler remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, he did throw some passes during practice Thursday, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.
At this stage, coach Adam Gase suggested that he's in no hurry to make a decision on the Dolphins' starting quarterback for this weekend's game against the Patriots. Assuming the veteran QB is medically cleared before Sunday, Gase indicated that he is comfortable with Cutler playing in Week 12, even if he didn't practice. Matt Moore, who relieved Cutler in the Dolphins' Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers, is of course on hand to helm the Miami offense Sunday if Cutler is unable to gain clearance to play.
Cutler remains in the NFL's concussion protocol heading into the Dolphins' practice Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase noted that a decision on the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Patriots will likely be made later in the week. With that in mind, Gase didn't rule out the possibility that Cutler could play Week 12 even if he's unable to practice. Until Cutler is cleared for full practices, Matt Moore, who relieved Cutler in the Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers, should handle the first-team reps.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Cutler (concussion) didn't do anything to lose the starting job in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Buccaneers, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.
It's an odd comment to make less than 24 hours after Cutler threw three interceptions on 12 pass attempts. One of the picks was dropped by DeVante Parker in tight coverage, but the other two clearly were Cutler's fault. Matt Moore then provided a spark after Cutler entered the concussion protocol at halftime, completing 17 of 28 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown. Moore was terrible in his lone start this season back in Week 8 against the Ravens, but he's been impressive in two other outings while filling in for an injured Cutler. It nonetheless seems Gase isn't quite ready to entertain a change under center, though it'll be a moot point if Cutler doesn't clear the concussion protocol before a Week 12 game in New England.
Cutler was forced out of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after being evaluated for a concussion, the Palm Beach Post reports. He will not return to the contest.
Cutler who completed six of 12 passes for 83 yards, with a TD and three picks prior to his exit, was replaced in the contest by Matt Moore. Cutler will now look to gain medical clearance as next Sunday's game against the Patriots approaches.
Cutler completed 22 of 37 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 45-21 loss to the Panthers.
Cutler's performance marked the fifth time he's averaged under 6.0 yards per attempt in eight appearances this season. The quarterback found Julius Thomas for a two-yard touchdown during the second quarter, but an interception on Miami's next drive started what would be a rout Monday. Although another touchdown toss during garbage time helped his stock, Cutler will prepare for Sunday's make-up game against Buccaneers with the sour taste of defeat in his mouth.
Cutler completed 34 of 42 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Raiders.
Cutler came out blazing, completing 16 of 17 passes before halftime with his only incompletion coming on a tipped pass. He was slightly less efficient as the night went on, but Cutler nonetheless finished the day with a sterling 81-percent completion percentage -- his highest mark since Week 2 of his 2015 campaign with the Bears. When the final whistle blew, Cutler had put together his finest performance as a member of the Dolphins, setting season highs in completions, passing yardage and passing touchdowns, all without throwing a single interception. While it's unfortunate he wasn't able to pull out the win, Cutler will look to carry his momentum into a road matchup against the Panthers in Week 10.
Cutler (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Raiders.
Aiding Cutler's cause in his return from a one-game absence is that the Dolphins will welcome DeVante Parker back to the mix, giving the quarterback another solid wideout weapon to go along with Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. Following the trade of Jay Ajayi to the Eagles, Miami's running attack will have a new look in Week 9, with Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams set to share backfield work Sunday. In that context, Cutler will face an Oakland squad that has lost five of its last six games and has allowed an average of 236.5 passing yards per contest overall.