Ryan Tannehill's recent knee injury has the Miami Dolphins panicking for a solution. Since the injury occurred, the recently retired Jay Cutler became their immediate favorite to possibly fill in for the QB who may need season-ending surgery. Cutler retired last year after spending ten years in the NFL. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Denver Broncos and his final seven as the starting QB for the Chicago Bears.

According to SB Nation, Cutler has agreed to come out of retirement and sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins officially on Sunday.

The deal is worth a reported $10 million. The deal will force Jay to put his new career as a commentator with Fox Sports on hold, at least for the next six months. With Cutler's experience, he should be able to fill right in for Miami in the absence of Tannehill and learn the team's offensive playbook in short time.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Cutler will also receive incentives along with the $10 million on "SportsCenter."

Experience of Cutler could help Dolphins remain playoff team

Unfortunately, last season, Ryan Tannehill missed the opportunity to compete in the playoffs for the first time in his career after leading his team 8 of their 10 total wins.

His absence proved to be the determining factor in the game and the Dolphins desperately needed leadership at the QB position and they relied on that from Ryan for most of the season. Now, they will have the luxury of having Cutler under center. So, Miami could see themselves returning back to the playoffs with the qualities Cutler brings to the team.

As a member of the Bears and Broncos, Jay saw the postseason just once in his ten-years in the league. He led the Bears to the NFC championship in 2010 but could not play the entire game after suffering a knee injury. Despite only one postseason appearance, Cutler has posted a record of .500 or better at the QB position four times out of a possible ten.

And the fact that he hasn't appeared in a playoff game since 2010, the opportunity with Miami may inspire the veteran to play the best football of his career.

Preseason begins this week

The signing of Cutler couldn't have come at a better time for the Dolphins. The team's first preseason game will be held this week on Thursday at home against the Atlanta Falcons. Jay likely won't participate in the game as most starters remain on the bench for the first preseason game. Matt Moore will likely get the start until Cutler has the appropriate time to study the team's playbook.