NFL Training Camp Notebook: With Quincy Enunwa Injury, Can Jets Really Go 0-16? – Bleacher Report

    It's Jay Cutler time in Miami.

    It’s Jay Cutler time in Miami.Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Four days after quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a knee injury which the Miami Herald‘s Armando Salguero reported to be a partially torn ACL, his brand-new replacement, Jay Cutler, reported for his first day of work in South Florida on Monday. 

    But the 11-year veteran didn’t practice and isn’t going to play in Miami’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, according to Salguero, who reports that the team is “giddy” nonetheless. 

    And frankly, they should be. It’s not often you lose a franchise quarterback and have the ability to replace him with a veteran as good as Cutler.

    Just one year ago, he was coming off the highest-rated campaign of his NFL career. Still arguably in his prime in 2015, he was ranked as a top-10 quarterback in terms of DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement) and DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) at Football Outsiders.

    He may not have been a superstar that year or ever, but only eight qualified passers had higher yards-per-attempt averages in 2015.

    And yes, a lot has changed since then. But Cutler has the talent, he probably has some football left in him and we know he and Dolphins head coach Adam Gase have a strong connection. During that shiny 2015 season, Gase was his offensive coordinator in Chicago. 

    But he was available for a reason. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Cutler’s wife Kristen Cavallari pushed him to return. 

NFL Training Camp Notebook: With Quincy Enunwa Injury, Can Jets Really Go 0-16? – Bleacher Report