The Miami Dolphins won double-digit wins last season and looked to improve on that in the 2017 NFL season. However, the team’s hopes took a major hit when quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury in training camp. This is bad news because Tannehill could have undergone surgery in the offseason but chose not to. Now, even though his latest injury is not severe, he might have no other choice than to undergo season ending knee surgery.

Ryan Tannehill’s back

Ryan Tannehill played hurt through 2016 but still did well enough to lead the Miami Dolphins into the playoffs.

While Tannehill wasn’t great, he was good enough to win games. Ryan finished the season with 2,995 yards and a 67.1 completion percentage. He threw 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions but it was good enough for a 93.5 quarterback rating. He also has developed a strong relationship with top receiver Jarvis Landry, who finished with 94 receptions for 1,136 yards, which accounted for 37 percent of the Dolphins’ total yards.

A source told ESPN that Ryan Tannehill will have to sit out at least six weeks to let his knee heal but there is a chance that he needs surgery or else he could do further damage. If he has surgery, Tannehill will miss the 2017 NFL season. At the moment, that means that Matt Moore is the first option to replace him as the quarterback and that isn’t comforting at all to a Dolphins team that has their eyes set on another trip to the playoffs.

Tannehill originally injured his knee last December in a game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jay Cutler

If the Miami Dolphins have done anything to show they have no faith in Matt Moore, it was evident when they spoke to former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. After the Bears decided to let Cutler go after the 2016 NFL season, he decided to retire from football rather than try to make another squad.

Cutler signed a deal to work as a commentator for FOX Sports. However, Miami head coach Adam Gase worked as the offensive coordinator for the Bears when Cutler was there.

ESPN reports that Jay Cutler is considering this, especially since this would give him a chance to make it to the postseason for only the second time in his career.

While Cutler holds almost all the Chicago Bears passing records, he has only made it to the playoffs once in his career and never made it to a bowl game in college. However, ESPN also reports that Cutler is torn over leaving his family again after announcing his retirement. If Cutler remains retired and Ryan Tannehill needs surgery, the Miami Dolphins season might be in bad shape.