Dolphins Reportedly Worried Tannehill Will Need Surgery


He returned this season sporting a knee brace on his left knee after electing to forego knee surgery.

The Dolphins also have Brandon Doughty, a developmental player that was on their practice squad past year, and fourth stringer David Fales.

For now, the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart is Matt Moore, but reports are that Jay Cutler could be willing to restart his career in the National Football League rather than be up in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports. Tannehill instead rehabilitated the partially torn ligaments and underwent stem cell treatments.

Gase said he hasn't decided whether to bring in another quarterback. "I've got to figure out what is going on with Ryan, and then we'll make decisions after that".

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While the Dolphins have Matt Moore as a backup, and he performed capably when Tannehill went down previous year, two other big names have been floated for spots with Miami: Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler. A full-on fix and visit to the doctor for knee surgery would end Tannehill's 2017 season before it even starts. At the appropriate time the team will explore options at the quarterback position. Darlington added that it will take "several days" for the Dolphins to make a decision on Tannehill's future.

"I haven't really gotten there yet". Before taking the Miami Dolphins job, Gase was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears in 2015 and worked with Jay Cutler.

While the Dolphins are rumored to be interested in Kaepernick and Cutler, Moore is focused on becoming a better player and improving his chemistry with the first-team wide receivers. "And that's kind of the attitude I have moving forward".

"This is part of my role", Moore said, according to The Miami Herald's Joe Schad.