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NFL News: Jay Cutler Agrees To One-Year Deal With Dolphins

A few months ago, veteran quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jay Cutler decided to walk away from the football field and head up to the broadcasting booth. Both players were still capable of playing and were thought to receive considerable interest from teams around the NFL but decided to call it a career regardless.

Although both veterans retired from the game, many believe one or both could leave the door open to return during the upcoming season once injuries start to take their toll on quarterbacks around the league. It didn’t take long before that occurred with Ryan Tannehill going down with a knee injury and Cutler deciding to make a comeback.

According to ESPN, Cutler will return to the NFL on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins to replace the injured Tannehill:

The Miami Dolphins and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler agreed to a one-year deal on Sunday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Not only is Cutler returning to the field much sooner than anticipated and will assume a starting role right out of the gate for the Dolphins, but he’s being paid a premium to do so.

Apparently, Cutler will make $10 million and as much as $13 million to play for the Dolphins this season, via ESPN.

The one-year deal is worth $10 million, plus up to $3 million in incentives, a source told Schefter.

With potentially $13 million on the table and the opportunity to start for a potential playoff team on the table, it isn’t all that surprising that Cutler would jump at the chance to get back in uniform.

Cutler will serve as the starter in Miami while longtime Dolphins backup will continue to play the same role.

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