Is Jay Cutler a QB2?

Aug 7, 2017

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The Miami Dolphins, to nobody’s surprise, signed Jay Cutler to take over for the injured Ryan Tannehill. He has history with Adam Gase in both Denver and Chicago. While his best days were with Gase, it’s been a long time since Cutler has put up big numbers.
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If you look at the numbers and forget the name and reputation, Cutler is one of the least prolific gunslingers in the passing era. He has only throw over 3,850 yards one time in his career and that was back in 2008. Cutler has never reached the 30-touchdown plateau, topping out with 28 in 2014. He’s thrown 25 touchdowns just three times. With 208 touchdowns (plus nine rushing) and 146 interceptions and 89 fumbles, Cutler actually has 18 more turnovers than touchdowns.
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Miami is a running team. They finished 25th in the league in passing yards last year with 3,500 yards and 9th in the league in rushing with 1,824 yards.
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With battery allegations surrounding Jarvis Landry, it makes it tougher to trust Cutler should Landry miss any time.
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There will be spot starts to try to plug and play Cutler, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable with him as my top fantasy backup.

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