Jay Cutler knows Sunday could be the last time he puts on NFL pads. Whether it’s his decision or not, there’s a real chance Cutler retires for the second time in as many years this offseason. And this one would probably take. Cutler on Wednesday left the door open to continuing his career in 2018, but based on his stipulations and the lay of the land, there is a very good chance that Sunday’s game is his last. When asked whether he would continue his career only as a starter, Cutler replied: “Yeah, I think so,” Cutler said. “I wouldn’t want to move again and go somewhere and just to back up.” If not for the words “move again,” we could almost certainly say Sunday will be his last game as a Dolphin. Ryan Tannehill, assuming he is healthy, will start for the Dolphins in 2018. But, of course, that is a big assumption. By the time the next season begins, Tannehill will have gone 20 months without taking an NFL snap. He has had two major injuries to the same knee, and while the Dolphins are confident he will make a full recovery, there is no guarantee he will.
Cutler’s open to playing in 2018 — but he wants to start. What that means for Dolphins
Miami Herald | Dec 28