The Miami Dolphins and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler agreed to a one-year deal on Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The one-year deal is worth $10 million, plus up to $3 million in incentives, a source told Schefter. Dolphins coach Adam Gase has played a significant role in convincing Cutler of the reasons he should play for the Dolphins, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington. Miami also raised its monetary offer, sources close to the situation said.
As of Saturday, Cutler was reluctant about a possible return to football, although he hadn’t made any decision with certainty. Aware of his reluctance, but after a day of no direct communication with Cutler, Gase was eventually able to talk to him.
The Dolphins targeted Cutler because of the likelihood that starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo surgery to repair stretched ligaments in his left knee.
SOURCE: Larry Brown Sports