The Miami Dolphins have reached out to quarterback Jay Cutler about a potential deal amid the uncertain status of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins and Cutler’s representatives have talked about a possible contract but nothing has been agreed upon. Cutler is the top choice for the Dolphins to replace Tannehill if they choose to sign anyone.

Tannehill hurt his left knee following a non-contact spill during practice. The quarterback planted his left leg awkwardly as he went out of bounds before falling to the ground.

He then walked gingerly to the locker room. After an MRI, the Dolphins said Tannehill suffered no structural damage in his left knee. However, Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN reported that Tannehill might need season-ending surgery. The Dolphins and Tannehill want to get a second and third opinion before making a decision on how to move on.

Dolphins eyeing Cutler as starting QB

As an option, the Dolphins are considering signing Cutler, who last played for the Chicago Bears in 2016, completing 81 of 137 pass attempts for 1,059 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions in five games. He was released by the Bears when the season ended. Cutler was the Bears’ all-time leader in passing yards (23,443) and touchdowns (154) in his eight seasons in Chicago.

Cutler signed a deal to become Fox Sports’ football analyst but he’s willing to postpone his broadcasting career if the Dolphins will assure him of a starting spot and a contract worthy of a starting quarterback. If he joins the Dolphins, Cutler will be reunited with Miami head coach Adam Gase, who was his offensive coordinator in Chicago in 2015.

Rodgers wants to play with Packers until he’s 40

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers sees himself still playing for the Green Bay Packers when he reaches 40 years old. The veteran quarterback is 34 right now so he has to wait until 2024 for that to happen. Brett Favre, whom Rodgers replaced as the starter in 2008, played until he was 41 years old.

Rodgers is under contract with the Packers until the 2019 season. By that time that contract expires, Rodgers will be 36-years-old. Hopefully, Rodgers will be performing at a high-level until that time so he can earn a long-term deal that will help him achieve his dream. Rodgers’ fellow future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady, plans to play with the New England Patriots until he’s 45 years old.