The strange, painful season for Jay Cutler with the Miami Dolphins will include another missed game.
Cutler, who left last week’s game with a concussion, was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Dolphins coach Adam Gase announced Cutler was out during his Friday press conference, according to multiple reports. Matt Moore will start.
Cutler’s season hasn’t been too enjoyable since he was signed out of retirement following Ryan Tannehill’s injury. He has struggled most of the time, and has suffered cracked ribs and a concussion. Cutler’s wife Kristin Cavallari wasn’t thrilled with football anymore when she posted on social media last week, and you have to wonder if Cutler regrets coming out of retirement to get beat up for a season. He’s getting $10 million from the Dolphins for his troubles, but it hasn’t been easy money.
Cutler has had concussion issues through his career. In 2012, a Chicago Tribune story said he had suffered five or six documented concussions dating back to college, and that was five years ago.
Moore started one game this season when Cutler had the rib injury, but he threw for just 176 yards and two interceptions in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots defense doesn’t rank as well as Baltimore’s defense, but New England has been playing much better since a rough first month of the season.
Cutler will presumably stay in the concussion protocol and will be the starter when he is cleared. At this point, he must be wondering if he’s better off sitting it out.
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