Jay Cutler goes to Miami by Ashley Wright

In wake of Ryan Tannehill’s injury, the Miami Dolphins elected to sign quarterback Jay Cutler to a one-year, ten million dollar deal on Sunday. Jay Cutler chose to forgo retirement and a broadcasting career to rejoin Adam Gase (who was the Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator) in Miami.

Jay Cutler has been called many things during his time in the NFL. Many people question his leadership abilities, and his decision making as a quarterback. Granted Cutler recorded his best touchdown to interception ratio under Adam Gase, but many people are still skeptical of Cutler, as they should be.

Recent statements by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith were very intriguing as he stated “He [Cutler] is the worst leader in the NFL… He is a joke… He is a horrible quarterback.”

In Cutler’s first press conference as a Dolphin reported by Conor Orrhe joked “The good thing is I play quarterback so I don’t really have to be that good of cardiovascular shape, but I’ll be fine. [Dolphins head coach Adam Gase] knows kind of what I’ve been up to, so we’ll figure it out along the way.” He is literally the only “leader” that would make such a comment. You will never hear other quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger , Eli Manning, or Tom Brady make such an atrocious joke! A true leader wouldn’t blatantly disassociate himself, or his position from the other guys on the team who are working hard in hopes of winning a championship.

Cutler’s former teammate from 2013 to 2015 with the Chicago Bears, Martellus Bennett in a report by John Breech ripped Cutler’s quarterback ability “I’d be open and he’d throw into double coverage,” Martellus said. The signing of Cutler was a huge mistake on the Dolphins part, and Cutler will prove everyone who is criticizing him to be correct.

Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick, a proven leader who was three completions away from a championship against the Ravens? Interesting move!

Feel free to share your thoughts below.


Ashley Wright

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  1. Joe Parisi says:

    Cutler’ lack of leadership has been an on-going issue that has followed him his entire career.
    Perhaps if he views Miami as ” the last chance”, he could right past perception and prove that he is a pro. Obviously Coach Gase knows him and feels he can hold it together during Tannenhill’s absence.

    Kapernick has scared away team owners with his controversial position. Right or wrong, owners, coaches and team mates want to win… not respond to the media re the position/ behavior of a team mate He did have success in SF thus, can be effective in the right situation. Spike Lee organizing a protest on his behalf will not help his situation.

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