The Miami Dolphins agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday, according to multiple reports. A season working with Dolphins' head coach Adam Gase, when he was offensive coordinator for the Bears, made Cutler a perceived seamless fit in Miami. The Dolphins wouldn't have given Cutler $10 million guaranteed if they were anxious about his health. In a press conference with the media, Cutler said he just wanted to get back into football. We're trying to not only get your skills sharp but find out about a lot of new players and see where their skills are at, what versatility they have. We know he lost the locker room in Chicago and had bad body language and simply wasn't a very good leader in Chicago prior to Gase getting a hold of him.
"I'm pretty sure he's already got it", Gase said. However, the Dolphins are more than just a quarterback away from edging the Patriots for the division title. The new quarterback is expected to go through his first practice Tuesday morning.
The Bears and Dolphins aren't scheduled to play this season.
That includes Moore. He said he still considers himself a contender for the starting job after a drama-free conversation with Gase about the need to sign Cutler.
Miami is the latest organization to pass on free agent Colin Kaepernick, the controversial quarterback under scrutiny after failing to stand for the national anthem past year in his final season with the San Francisco 49ers.
The connection between Gase and Cutler is the thing here.
- On the role his wife, Kristin Cavallari, played in his return to football: "I think she got exhausted of me around the house". I'm confident we'll get something done.